Goa Tourism presents Christmas in Goa 2011 - Celebrate this Christmas in Goa to enjoy a fiesta of a lifetime. Goa is known for its Christmas and New Year celebrations and to witness the gala festivities, book your tour to Goa now!
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Christmas in Goa

Christmas Tree, GoaChristmas is one of the most important festivals celebrated throughout the world. It is a grand affair in the countries where Christianity is followed. However, countries like India, where Christianity is not the main religion, do not lag behind in celebrations either. Come Dec 25th and people switch into celebration moods. Excitement looms large and is not confined to any specific region. Having said that, it is also true that no other state can match the Christmas celebration of Goa.

Christmas Celebrations in Goa

Christmas in Goa sets the celebration mode which continues well past New Year. This is absolutely the perfect time to visit Goa as festivities and merry making are at its zenith.

The Traditional Celebrations
The celebrations of Christmas begin around a week in advance when a group with one of them dressed as Santa go around collecting funds from other people. The fund raising activity is basically meant to help the less well to do class in Goa.

The actual celebrations begin on the Christmas eve with families hanging stars outside their house. These stars are usually carved out of wood or made from kite papers. Relatives join in for a combined dinner comprising of delicious food. Carols are sung and later on, people dressed in new attires visit their local churches to attend midnight masses that continues till early hours in the morning.

Next morning, post the morning congregation, people meet up for a family get together. Compared to the Christmas eve, Christmas day itself is a quiet affair with families spending more time with each other.

Adding to the Fun Factor
Beaches in Goa are decorated and go lively with music and parties. For those looking to enjoy themselves a bit can head towards these beaches. The streets of Goa are also decorated with lights and shops offer a number of discounts on their sale.

Restaurants, bars and big hotels - all hold parties where people get together to enjoy themselves. A number of cultural festivals are also organized all around Goa.

The Festivities that Extend to New Year

Celebrations do not stop with Christmas day getting over. It is actually the beginning of the grand celebrations that includes New Year celebrations and culminates with the Feast of the Magi or the three kings on January 6th.

Celebrate Christmas 2011 and New Year 2012 in Goa

As with every year, this year too will see loads of celebrations in Goa on occasion of Christmas 2011 and New Year 2012. Book a tour package to celebrate two of the most significant events of Goa celebrated with full enthusiasm. Continue reading about Goa New Year 2012
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