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Christmas and New Year - Raid the Goa Beaches

by Madhav Srinivasan 5 year, 5 months ago

New Year is celebrated with aplomb in Goa. The night life and parties become vibrant during this part of the year. People from all over the world throng the beaches of Goa to have the time of their lives.

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 the up.

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!

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