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