Potekar festival is celebrated at Diwar island in Goa. It is a 3 days festival before the start of Lent/ Ash Wednesday, just during the Carnival. Where local, youths wear homemade masks, costumes, Cowbells; venturing around the village, receiving/demanding snacks & drinks from locals, and they have a license to frighten the village children!
The main fun in this Potekar festival is to wear homemade masks, costumes, Cowbells and to frighten the village children and receive/demand snacks & drinks from locals.
Images: Akshay Haldankar
Credit: Viraj Lotlikar