Christmas in Goa: Unique Experiences You Cannot Miss
The festival season in Goa? Well, you have definitely chosen a great destination to attend the celebrations! Christmas in Goa is celebrated like any other place in India. Go to our list of 5 things to do in Goa over Christmas:
Attend a Midnight Mass
Goa has more than 400 churches, large and small houses, and there is no better way to celebrate Christmas in Goa than to join a midnight mass service. The Basilica of Bom Jesus and the Immaculate Concept Church are good choices. Say a prayer, thank you for your blessings and sing hymns and carols. Christmas service usually starts around 10 a.m., so meet in time to grab a seat.
Indulge in a sumptuous Christmas dinner.
Food is always good in Goa but during Christmas, it is exceptional. Treat yourself to a traditional Christmas dinner in a fancy restaurant or a shack on the beach. Indulge in mouthwatering delights such as roast turkey, pork sorpotel and an assortment of grilled seafood on the menu. Remember to leave room for Babinaka, Goa's favorite dessert. Depending on how you choose to dine, a good meal can set you back anywhere between Rs. 500 in small restaurant Rs. 3000 in a fancy hotel!
Burn the Old Man
Not exactly a Christmas celebration, but the old man's tradition of burning the old man's tradition on New Year's Eve is an old custom that is still kept alive by native Goan's today. As the name suggests, many effigies of old people, made of old and attractive clothes, are set on fire to indicate the destruction of the worries and illnesses of the previous year. The money is usually collected by children for next year's celebrations.
Watch the fireworks at the beach
Head to the beaches of Goa and set a blanket so that you can light fireworks by burning the midnight sky on Christmas and New Year's Eve. The beaches of North Goa are Baga and Calangute to watch fireworks, while South Goa has Colva and Bogamelo beaches. Welcome to join impromptu dancing and parties dot sand and everyone's revelations!
Let your hair down
This year, the famous Sunburn Music Festival will take place on the beaches of Vagatore between 27 December and 30 December. Known as Asia's largest music festival, this electronic music reflects the talent of exceptional international and Indian musicians. The three-day festival is filled with music, dance and entertainment and is the place to be if you want to celebrate the holiday season to cut your hair short.
Christmas in Goa can be spent in many ways - be it partying on your beaches, for a sumptuous meal or simply by taking time to experience the heart and soul of Goa with your family. so what are you waiting for? Pack your bags for a Christmas like never before
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