Zatra at Cansaulin
Every year on the 6th day of January month, a remarkable Zatra is held
at Cansaulin near Margao to celebrate the arrival of the three kings at
Bethlehem. Three young men from different villages wear wigs and gaudy
garments and look like puppets. Then they climb to a church located on
a hillock near the village. Inside the church is a carved infant Christ.
Their entering the church is a signal for the villagers to start merriment,
dance and music. There are fire-eating, fire walking feasts. This festival
is observed with gay abandon.