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New Year in Goa

Location : Goa
Major Celebrations : Christmas, New Year and Carnival
Time For : Meetings with family members
What To Do : Partying, Boat Cruise, Religious visits

New Year Eve 2012 India

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New Year Party , Goa
New Year Party , Goa

After the monsoons are over, its time to doll up mother Earth. This is a beautiful season when the whole of Goa gets a new attire and springs up for a new beginning. End of December in Goa is a different time which has to be seen to be experienced. The atmosphere reverberates with the cordial ‘Happy New Year’ greetings. Parties often last into the middle of the night after the ringing in of a new year. Euphonic church bells give a happy beginning and throbbing drums clubbed with Goan trance mark the nights. Even the azure waters of the silvery beaches rush to hug you for a warm welcome in December. Goa, indeed is a place where you can plan your winter holidays without a second thought, because this golden drop of sands on the western banks of India surely promises for a memorable fun.

Enjoy The Goa New Year Fun With Your Hearts Out

The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays and dates back to the ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. Although the early Catholic Church condemned the festivities as paganism, today you can see the white washed chapels of Goa being decorated in Christmas which continues till the beginning of new year. Adorned in colouful papers and poinsettias, the whole ambience of the sacred churches illuminate with the vibrant aroma of candles that create a magnificent sight. Since this is a time when the whole world makes plan for a holiday, it makes it easier for people - who stay abroad but close to our hearts – to return home and experience the thrill of celebrating the new year with family and friends. Parties often last into the middle of the night after the ringing in of a new year with a belief that what one eats or does on the first day affects the luck throughout the year. It is indeed a fun to celebrate the first few minutes with persons close to our heart and this may be the reason that we await January 1 for the whole year.

And The Merriment Continues ...

New Year Party , Goa
New Year Party , Goa

Goa is a fun destination and tourists have many ways to party. Dance with the pulsating Goan trance on the soft sands of Goa beaches with a glass of feni and feel the magic of a fun-filled holiday. Drive to the border of Calangute and Candolim to start your last December evening at the Pine Shack. A bonfire or a beachside barbeque is organised for the tourists and the ambience swells to burst in merriment. Play a guitar or listen to the world famous Goa’s trance music or somebody’s freshly acquired rave CDs, or just listen to the rhythm of the waves coming in while you sip your favourite cocktail. End your evening with a party cruise on the Mandovi River. There is music and dancing together with a mouthwatering cuisine, and you have lovely views to behold. If you are staying in a beach resort or hotel, you can have a gala time. 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. You can also extend your holiday till February when you can be a part of the world famous Goa carnival. Be a part of the colourful parades of music and lavish floats, that gifts the sun kisssed sands of Goa a new life for three days.

Drive Your Way

New year in Goa is a grand holiday time and your trip to Goa will surely be memorable. Several tour packages are organised by the Goa Tourism Department to participate in this gala event. People in colourful costumes come down to streets and enjoy their hearts out with dance and music. The whole Goa swells with fun and frolic, and there is different show that floats in the air. Goa Shopping during these festive time is an altogether different experience, so go for it.



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New Year Celebration

A Time To Meet The Loved Ones
With a holiday all over the world, December is the right time to meet family members and celebrating Christmas and New Year with the loved ones. Goa, with its unique Portuguese aroma makes for a perfect holiday for your winter vacations.


With A Religious Touch
During your winter vacations in December, don’t miss a visit to the numerous churches in Goa. Beside portraying a magnificent architecture, the famous churches also organise several feasts that attract thousands of devotees from all over the world. Attend the popular masses that add a different sanctity to Goa in December.


Goa New Year Party
Partying in Goa has a different definition. It starts early in the evening and continues until the wee hours or by the time you drop. Enjoy your favourite martini or shake your legs with the trance, what ever you do, a new year holiday in Goa is going to make your party dream come true.


Cruise over Mandovi
Make your new year night memorable with a romantic cruise on river Mandovi. Dance to the rhythmic beats and sing your hearts out while beholding magnificent works of architecture and vicious wild animals, together on the shores!


A Pleasant Time To Visit
The weather of Goa during the New year is another attraction that asks for a holiday. Being a coastal stretch and with the Arabian sea by her side, the climate is always cool to enjoy.


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