|August 18, 2016 at 9:53 am #6761|
The Catholic community of the state, on Monday, celebrated the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with various parishes marking the auspicious day with various community activities in addition to religious traditions.
The village of Carmona in Salcete has been celebrating the day as ‘Ekvottacho Dis’ (Day of Unity), a day to forge unity amongst the villagers irrespective of religious beliefs. Initiated by Fr Agnelo Rodrigues, parishioners have kept the tradition going for the fourth consecutive year.
As part of the celebration, three masses were offered beginning at 6.30am.
The morning activities included a volleyball tournament, besides several other games. Seven teams from the village, each dressed in one colour of the rainbow, played against one other. There was also a prayer dance.
Source/Reference: Times of India, “Carmona villagers have a colourful ‘Ekvottacho Dis’“