A very popular event in Goa is
the Feast of Three Kings. It is celebrated every year in the
month of January during the holy Epiphany. This is one
Christian festival that is celebrated with much joy by the
Hindus as well. The Feast of Three Kings is celebrated in
the honor of the Three Kings of Magi who came with gifts for
infant Jesus Christ. It is said that a boulder on a nearby
hill has two sets of footprints; one of an infant and one of
an adult. It is said that the Virgin Mary and the infant
rested here in order to let their horse quench its thirst.
Though it is not known how true this legend is, it is also
said that the place where the Chapel of Remedios is located
was once the site of a Hindu temple. This is also one reason
why Hindus flock here in large numbers with incense sticks
and candles to worship the lord.