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Christmas in Goa

Celebrated on : 25th December
Rejoiced in Memory of : Birth Anniversary of Jesus Christ
Celebrated As : Season of Festivity and Goodwill
Other Attractions : Concerts and Carol Singing


Christmas In Goa - Happy Birthday To Goa!

People Celebrating Christmas , Goa
People Celebrating Christmas , Goa

FACT FILE
Major Venue : All over Goa.
Major Attractions : Traditional Midnight Masses, Glittering Christmas Trees.
Activities : Celebrations Begin around Mid December. It is a Perfect time for Shopping and Enjoying the Night Life.
Famous Churches : Bascilica De Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Rosary, Church of St. Anne.
Don't Miss : The Delicious Cake and Pudding Prepared Especially During this Festival.
Must Enjoy : The Market Place are Empurpled with Trinklets and Glittering Christmas Trees are found in all the Nooks and Corner of the State.
Inside Tip : There are Arrangements for Night Parties which are mainly attended by the Tourists.
Keep in Mind : This Festival is a Family Affair for the Goans.

It is the time when the nature welcomes you. The heartburnt leaves fall on the ground only to open the doors to usher in the grandest of all celebrations in Goa. Yes, it is Christmas, the festival that marks the birth of lord Jesus on the mist clad day of 25th December every year. The whole of this drop of golden sand (read Goa) springs up to life during these few days of merriment. People from different pockets of India and all over the world throng to this seductive abode during their holiday vacation to be a part of exotic fiesta that pulsates with the tunes of sun, sea and Santa! Christmas is calling, where are you?

The Holy Face of Christmas

December is the holiest month. For Catholics in Goa, it marks a series of feasts that are universally celebrated regardless of where one is from. And amidst those colourful moments of gaiety, rises the starry night of 24th December. Hands of time coupled together to welcome the auspicious occasion of the Lord's birth. Churches adorn themselves in colouful papers and poinsettias and the whole ambience illuminates with the vibrant aroma of candles that create a magnificent sight, a pleasure to behold. People gather in the morning to attend masses which create an inescapable devotional aroma. Wake up to the euphony of church bells and sleep with the bursting of crackers. Goa is a place where the high spirits doesn't seem to cascade and you cannot break loose from the charm of frolic.

What All You Can Do

By Christmas Eve, Goa overflows with farflung members of families returning home and visitors keen to experience the thrills of the season - from Christmas carols on Fm radio, in buses and bars to long-drawn midnight masses. The nativity scene will be creatively put together with clay statues, millet grass, hay and boxboard artifacts. The bustling market places are all embellished with tinsel and buntings, and jocund people masquerading as Santa stalk customers, particularly children with gifts in the big cities. It is indeed an impressive sight and one should miss the frolic of wandering on Goa's streets. Houses are decorated with the glowing star and little Christmas trees decorated with sparling stars, cotton or snow flakes, lights, candy and cakes. You can even see some Hindu homes adorned with small clay oil-burning lamps as Christmas decorations. These small clay lamps are placed on the edges of flat roofs and on the tops of walls. Gifts are exchanged with friends and family, and diet charts are replaced with mouth-watering goodies that sum up the ceremony.

Reserve a suite in a luxurious hotel and enjoy Christmas like you have never before. The opulent loobies are trimmed with radiant ribbons and exquisite parquetry, that make them a holiday paradise. Nights pulsate with Christmas songs which eventually lead up to Goan trance as the night continues.

Drive Your Way

The pleasure of visiting Goa during the Christmas cannot be summed up in words. You have to go there to experience it. Don't think that the ceremony and frolic reaches its extremes only in big hubs. The villages also have different channels to enjoy their hearts out and that is an extravaganza not to be missed. So, plan a holiday trip and splurge on...



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Top 5 Highlights of Christmas


Decorated Christmas Tree

A Bow To Jesu
The Christmas celebration in December marks the birth of Lord Jesus all over the world. In Goa, the way is different. The whole of Goa springs up to the joy and celebrates the occasion with open hearts.


Adorned In A Holy Attire
Visit the numerous churches that dot the terrain of Goa. During the Christmas they doll up in colouful papers and poinsettias and the whole ambience illuminates with the vibrant aroma of candles that create a magnificent sight. Attend the masses that draw hundreds of devotees from all over the world.


A Drama That Goes on Streets
Another interesting feature that you can behold during the Christmas is the enactment of historic plays and popular legends on the streets of Goa. The plays are generally enacted by men, dressed in bright colourful attires and uncanny headgears, who perform the roles of women as well.


How It Feels To Be In Luxury
A stay in one of those luxurious hotels could gift you an entirely different experience. The lobbies are dolled up opulently and the evenings pulsate with the merriment of Christmas eve with feni and Goan trance.


A Hall of Meetings
Christmas in Goa is not only about celebrations and fun, its also about meeting family members and loved ones. People from different pockets of India and all over the world throng to this seductive abode during their holiday vacation to enjoy life in a different way.


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