For almost a century, the hallowed beaches of Goa
were the only international spot within India on the radar of adventurists from
the world over. With a distinct culture and language, the history of the local
Goan culture is traceable to the faraway lands of Europe in Portugal. Legend
has it that Portuguese traders first headed towards the Indian sub-continent
way back in the late 16th century.
They were first attracted to India for its rich
spices and rare stones. Looking at portal lands they made areas close to
Karachi and erstwhile Bombay their homelands. The Goa that we know is on the
world map for its gay abandon and wholehearted and all-out style of partying and
frolicking during the Christmas and New Year days on Goa holidays.
Partying on the Beaches of Goa
The beaches and lands of Goa are at their very best
during this part of the year. As it is, Goa is identified as being a colorful
and eventful venue that goes full on the pleasures of life. Be it going wild in
the seas or just relaxing at the exquisite beaches like the Goa Vagator
Beaches, they sport a trendy and bold culture of beach-life that is still alien
to Indian pathos.
If you are looking to celebrate Christmas or New
Year in a different way, the beaches and wildlife resorts in Goa are the
perfect place. The beaches during these festivals are thronged by tourists all
over the world; dance, music, drinks and food are in the air for a complete
week. Partying carries on till the wee hours of the morning.
The local drink Fenny to the expensive Port Wine,
all are easily and widely available during Christmas and New Year. You can see
actors, models, politicians and industrialists from all over the country ushering in the spirit of
the festivals. Lot number of tourits also book Goa honeymoon packages during the time of Chirstmas and New Year.
Stay Away From Drugs During the Holiday Season
One major area of concern for the local police
authorities is the rise in number of crimes of late. From lack of safety
measures for foreign tourists unaware of local dangers to thugs and most
importantly that of drugs, this haven for tourists is fast becoming a haven for
the grey market.
The Goan capital Panjim is long been infamous for
its deep-rooted mafia of drugs and the dangers are at their highest levels
during the all holiday season of Christmas and New Year Goa. There is a
widespread drive for common awareness in place by the local powers and
hoteliers especially for the foreigners but the graphs of crime are still on
Celebrations and More in Christmas and New Year
Christmas and new year celebrations in Goa are
almost half if the rich culture of wine, vodka, and beach beer is left out of
the fun story. Local wines and beer are available at the drop of a hat, and
needless to say, it is the toast of the destination. A common favorite among
the local crowd is also the palm juice more commonly known as Toddy.
The Sunburn festival in Goa carries on for a week
and is the most popular place to be, during the New Year in India. The culture
of saving funds and going all out on wild and wholesome enjoyment is a legacy
of the Christmas and new year parties in Goa, which is only growing with
new generations and spreading popularity. Some things are not meant to change
with time ‑ the carefree life at Goa is surely one of those!