Novotel Goa Resort and Spa celebrates the Feast of San Janv
The celebration included everything from dancing to singing Mandos (Goan songs) and according to rituals, had the revellers jump into the pool with a shout of “viva San Janv”
Novotel Goa Resort and Spa celebrated the feast of San Janv - a festival to mark the arrival of monsoon amidst much revelry. The annual Christian fest started by Baptist St. John is an age-old tradition with its roots in Portugal. Nothing short of a carnival, the celebration at the Poolside, Novotel Goa Resort and Spa saw many adventurous locals and travellers take part in the revelry while enjoying dishes from the chef’s special menu.
The celebration included everything from dancing to singing Mandos (Goan songs) and according to rituals, had the revellers jump into the pool with a shout of “viva San Janv”. The attendees of the event had a feast as the chef-curated dishes inspired by the local cuisine and the festivities which included baskets of fresh seasonal fruits like pineapples, mangoes and jackfruits. The Goan delicacies like the chicken cafreal and refreshments like the local coolers made way for guests to bond with each other.
On the occasion, Ranju Singh - Complex General Manager of Novotel Goa Candolim and Novotel Goa Resort and Spa stated, “The culture and the people of Goa are an essential part of the state which makes it a much-loved travel destination. Apart from the beaches and nightlife, festivities like San Janv keep the communities bonded and while the travellers find unique ways to celebrate this. Our chefs laid out a delectable spread which received much appreciation from all. We look forward to more celebrations and give as close as possible, an authentic experience for all.”
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