Panaji | June 23, 2014: GTDC is all set to organize Sao Joao festival on Shantadurga cruise boat near Panjim jetty on June 24, 2014. Organized by Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), the annual festival is dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

Guests will be welcomed with crowns made of leaves called ‘kopel’. The occasion will be marked by cultural programmes such as live Goan song and dance performances, along with traditional Goan cuisine. As per tradition, this festival witnesses young men jumping into wells and then distributing fruits among villagers wearing ‘kopel’ which is a real treat to watch.



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