Goa is potpourri of people, culture and festivals. This has gifted Goa with unique cultural amalgamation, which can be seen through its various festival celebrations. People in Goa are secular and tolerant of different religions and respect various religious faiths. Goa celebrates all festivals of Hindu, Muslim and Christian.
Some of the most celebrated religious festivals of Goa are
Goa Christian Festivals
The Portugal rule in Goa gifted the state with everlasting Christian influences. The majority of Goan population is Christians. People in Goa celebrate all Christian festivals with much joy and enthusiasm. The houses are beautifully decorated with lights, flowers and a lovely Christmas tree. Visitors from across the globe come here to witness the charm of magnificent celebrations. The popular Christian festivals are Good Friday, Margao Feast, St. Xavier’s Feast and Christmas. During this celebration, the entire state looks like a little paradise because of its decoration in various colorful shades.
Goa Hindu Festivals
Hinduism is another predominant religion in Goa. A significant number of people are Hindus so all the Hindu festivals are celebrated with great pomp and gaiety. The colorful and dynamic festival celebrations attract scores of tourists to this place from several parts of the globe. Almost all the Hindu festivals are celebrated in Goa with equal vigor and enthusiasm. Some of the popular Hindu festival celebrations are Holi, Dusshera, Diwali, Janamashtami, Ganesha Chaturthi and many more.
Goa Muslim Festivals
Goa has a significant number of Muslim population so all the Muslim festivals are celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm. Among all the festivals, the most celebrated ones are Id-ul-Fitr and Id-ul-Zuha.
Goa Carnival is the most awaited fun and frolic cultural fiesta, which calls on scores of tourists from several parts of the globe. This grand celebration lasts for three days and nights in February.? The prime attractions of this carnival are a high tone music band, street play on historical themes, songs, grand feast, mask dance, fancy dress competitions and many more.
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