|Goa at A Glance
The beaches of Goa are the highlights of travel in this state, making
Goa the premier beach vacation destination.
The people of Goa love to sing and dance. Songs and dance are part
of every Goan's life.
One of the best destination in India. Goa presents an ideal profile
to tourism in india.
Fairs & Festivals of Goa
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Goa is famous for its feasts and festivals. The occasion
may be a harvest, a change of season, and a sacred day in the calendar
or the birthday of a saint. Goans seem to thrive on festivity. There are
“Zatras”, temple festivals that give great scope for folk
dances and folk dramas. Annual popular dances in villages (like the famous
Festa de Leques Dance) besides the major festivals of Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi
and Christmas. The annual St. Francia Xavier’s Feast draws together
people of all walks of life and of all communities at the historic city
of Old Goa in their thousands. The fire walking ceremony witnessed by
huge crowd forms the highlight of the " Sirigao Zatra” annually.
The Shigmo festival is a boisterous celebration heralding spring and is
matched for colorfulness and merriment only by the Carnival – that
memorable three-day bust-up of euphoric frenzy.
Here is a description of some of the principal festivals of Goa.
The major Christian Festivals are the
Feast of Three Kings (Quelim, Chandor and Reis Magos), Procession of All
Saints ( Goa Velha), Feast of Our Lady of Miracles (Mapusa), Sao Joao
(all over Goa), Feast of Assumption of Our Lady (Panaji), Novidades (all
over Goa), Fama de Minino Jesus ( Colva), Feast of St. Francis Xavier
(Old Goa), Feast of the Lady of Immaculate Conception (Panaji, Margao)
The Muslim festivals include
Idul Fitra and Muharam.
The most popular public festivals are Carnival,
Shigmo and Food Festival
Hindu Festivals are Chovoth, Diwali, Gokulashtami,
Holi, Lairai Jatra, Nagpanchami, Gudi Padwa, Raksha Bandhan, Ram Navmi,
Vasco Saptah Other festivals like Dussehra, Diwali and Holi are
the same as those celebrated around India but with the characterstic Goan
flavour. The Goan Hindu community mainly celebrates Ganesh Chathurti,
Gudi Padwa, Diwali, Dassra (Dussehra), Holi, Rakshabandhan, Ramnavmi and
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|Goa at A Glance
Goa Offers unforgottable experiences for accommodations. variety
of Five Star,Four Star, Deluxe, & luxury hotels makes this place
unbeleveable to stay.
Spending your holidays in Goa is the another world class experiences
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Taj & other five Star Hotels in Goa offers various seasonal
holiday packages time to time.
Goa is famous for fantastic sunny & sandy Beaches. Take a tours
to goa and explore everything it has.
Goa experiences a lovely & relaxing climate. Just the type needed
for you to chill out and have some fun.
Church building was one of the main occupations of the early Portuguese
and in fact one of Vasco da Gama's main missions for finding the
sea route to India.
Goa is the home of the famous Vindaloo, originally an extra-hot
and sour pork curry, but now made with a variety of meat and fish.