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Fairs and Festivals

Fairs and festivals of Goa are a mix of the traditional and the modern, of indigenous and the foreign. Long periods of intermingling of different communities have resulted in Goa becoming the melting pot of culture and traditions. This is clearly reflected in the festivals that take place in Goa and the popular participation the people indicative of the fact the these festivals have deep root in the psyche of the Goan population.

The Hindu festivals like Dussehra, Diwali and Holi are celebrated with Goan gusto. With the whole of India, the people of Goa too celebrate these festivals but there is a carnival like atmosphere associated with the festivals here which you will not find in any other places of India. Some of the festivals that the Hindu community of Goa celebrates are Ganesh Chathurthi, Gudi Padwa, Diwali, Dussehra, Holi, Rakshabandhan, Ramnavmi, etc. Ganesh Chathurthi is the most popular festival of Goa. Other than this, Diwali, the festival of light is extremely popular too.

Goa is famous throughout the world for its church steeples standing out against the palm tree fringed sky line. The number of churches stand eloquent testimony to the large number of Christian population that is a part of Goan population. There is a church or a chapel in every town or village. During Christmas the entire state is decked up for the occasion. Thousands of people from all over the world assemble here to celebrate the holiest day in Christian calendar.

Goan carnival is the biggest festival of Goa. Just before the 40 days of Lent, meaning a time of abstinence and spirituality, Goans enjoy a period of merrymaking orgy. Feasting and drinking is the order of the day. Huge parades are organized throughout the city with bands and parades. This type of carnival began in ancient Greece and Rome and it was primarily hedonistic in nature. This festival attracts thousands of tourists to Goa.



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