Today, 29th June being the feast of St. Peter (Sam Pedro),
the Patron Saint of the Fisher folks, some villages celebrate their traditional 'Sangodd' on the occasion.
Two or more canoe boats bound together to form a 'Sangodd'
A floating stage or platform to perform (singing etc), jumping into the river or the creek etc
The mobile floating stage or sangodd with fisher folk onboard will move from one place to another making stops at their traditional points or stations
Sangodd celebrations usually starts after 2.30pm and it will go on until dark.
This is the first time I have been to Assolna Sangodd.
Traditionally, there are 3 Sangodd groups here.
One from the 'Tari vaddo or Passagem' (near the church), second one fron Kolea Vaddo (from near the new upcoming Cavelossim-Assolna bridge) and the third is Ambelim Sangodd. All come upto the Assolna Church which is also their Turning point.
I saw the Church Asst. Priest blessing the Sangodd, fishing net etc with prayers and hymns.
Fishery Minister Avertano Furtado and Local MLA Benjamin D'Silva also briefly seen onboard the Sangodd (Passagem).
Local Sports and Cultural Club organised it in association with Directorate of Art and Culture, Govt. of Goa.
Here are some pics (for Candolim Orda Sangodd pics, see at the end)
A Holy Cross Chapel of Passagem
Shooting Star Sports Club, Colea Vaddo
Benny de Aldona
Heron spotted in the mangrove behind the Sangodd
Video 1 - Assolna Sangodd 2013 - Part I (Short)
Video 2 - Assolna Sangodd Part II (Long)
Video 3 - Orda Candolim Sangodd 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ocSZeMUxCk
With Saby de Divar, Benny de Aldona, Stacy, Valentina, Violet, Jose Mario, Hortencio Pereira etc