Zatra at Cansaulin Festival of Goa
Name of Festival : Zatra at Cansaulin Festival
Time of Celebration
Zatra at Cansaulin Festival is celebrated in 6th January
Major Territory of Celebration
Zatra at Cansaulin Festival is celebrated in Goa state of India
Zatra at Cansaulin Festival is celebrated every year on the 6th day of January.Zatra is held at Cansaulin near Margao to celebrate the arrival of the three kings at Bethlehem. 3 young boys, aged between 8 to 10 years from different village wear wigs and gaudy garments and look like puppets. After that they climb to a church , that is located on a hillock near the village.They arriving to the church marks the villagers to begin the gaiety, dance and music. Zatra at Cansaulin Festivals of Goa is illustrious with gay discard.
Main ritual of the Zatra emphasizes their climb to a church on a hillock near the village. Inside the church is a carved infant Christ. To attend the Mass and get a quick look of the three kings, many people from all over the Goa gather on the Mount of Remedios.This festival is observed with gay abandon.