The festivals of Goa, of those there are many. Every village and every district boasts of a festival that thcy can call their own. Celebrated with as much pomp and aplomb as the major festivals of the state, these vil-lage festivals also demand a Goan's unaltered faith.
While most of these are centred around the Gods of all religions, there are equally those that worship nature and its forces—the fields, the wind, the hills, the fish, the sea, the land.
As the festival approaches, a pal-pable energy runs through. The village is decorated, houses painted, stalls of thaje's orange laddoos, peanuts and gram twenty and two. More stalls of clothes, toys, utensils, candy floss, balloons make way, and soon sounds of gongs, drums, trum-pets and flutes making people sway. Dancing and clapping as the main deity is brought into the centre, candles burnt and diyas lit and hands folded in religious fervor. Goa has many festivals and each of them is celebrated with as much pride. When was the last time you attended onc? When was the last time you tried?
What is included in the tour
- Guided Tour
- Snacks / Breakfast
- Soul Travelling Goodies
- First Aid / Medical kit
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
- Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
- Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
Niche Festivals of Goa
Importance of the Festivals
Stories from the Expert and the Locals
Things to know
- Please cooperate with the tour expert to maintain time and decorum
- This activity is suitable for people above the age of 10 years
- Usage of any recording device is strictly prohibited
- Heritage sites and temples may require appropriate attire, that covers knees and shoulders
- The guide is a local expert with in-depth knowledge and insight.
Recommended Backpack Essentials
- Medication (if any)
- Comfortable shoes