Bonderam 2008 Festival in Goa in Goa

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Bonderam 2008 Festival in Goa

For the whole month of August, The Harvest Festival is celebrated all over Goa and is offered at different dates. The biggest of these festivals is celebrated in the island of Divar - the Bonderam Festival. read more...

Bonderam Festival & World Goa Day 2009 in Goa

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Bonderam Festival & World Goa Day 2009

The Divar Association of Toronto celebrated the Bonderam Festival and World Goa Day 2009 on 23rd August at 3012 Arvida Circle, Mississauga. The welcome speech was given by the president at 3.25 pm after read more...

Bull fight in Goa in Goa

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Bull fight in Goa

Bull fight is a very popular game in Goa that takes place between two bulls. It is known as 'Dhirio' in Konkani and is a simple game in which the bulls fight one another. The bulls are bred and trained to read more...

Carnival in Goa in Goa

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Carnival in Goa

The 'Carnaval' is exclusive and unique to Goa, and was introduced by the Portuguese who ruled over Goa for over five hundred years. read more...

Carnival in Goa 2008 in Goa

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Carnival in Goa 2008

The Goan Carnival celebrated by the fun loving people of Goa displays different items that allow overseas and domestic tourists to feel the different shades of Goa. This year the carnival in Goa was one of read more...

Carnival in Goa 2009 in Goa

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Carnival in Goa 2009

Carnival in Goa is religiously held annually four days before Ash Wednesday, the day of fasting that marks the beginning of Lent. The word carnival literally means removing meat as traditionally during lent read more...

Diwali in Goa in Goa

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Diwali in Goa

Diwali which is the festival of lights, is a one-day festival in Goa. Bhaubija and the New year day are also celebrated as part of Diwali festival. In Goa, huge effigies of Narkasura the demon, are made and read more...

Festivals in Goa in Goa

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Festivals in Goa

In Goa except for the rainy season, a lot of festivals occur throughout the year. The Hindu festivals usually occur on different dates every year whereas the Christian ones occur on fixed dates. The Hindu read more...

Fishing in Goa in Goa

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Fishing in Goa

Fishing in Goa is a very famous activity that involves a lot of fun and excitement. The beaches and the tropical surroundings make Goa an ideal place for fishing and it is enjoyed by both locals and tourists read more...

Folk Songs & Dances in Goa in Goa

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Folk Songs & Dances in Goa

A total of 27 folk art forms have been identified in Goa by the Kala Academy at Panaji, which now promotes them by holding festivals and courses. The annual event that is the biggest for the folk art read more...

Food In Goa in Goa

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Food In Goa

The staple diet of Goa is fish curry and rice. Unlike the rest of India, most Hindus in Goa eat fish. In the monsoons, when no fresh fish is available, most Goans have very long faces. The other favorite dish read more...

Ganesh Chaturthi In Goa in Goa

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Ganesh Chaturthi In Goa

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most popular of Hindu festivals. This is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is the day most sacred to Lord Ganesha. It falls on the 4th day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada read more...

Goa Carnival 2010 in Goa

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Goa Carnival 2010

The Goa Carnival 2010 held from February 13 to 16 at Panaji, Margao, Vasco and Mapusa respectively was a fun filled festival that bought the state to life due to the multi-cultural essence. Thousands thronged read more...

Goan Forests in Goa

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Goan Forests

The forests in Goa cover approximately 30 percent of the land and are widely inhabited by tigers and elephants who often venture into the 240 sq.km of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, although the read more...

Information on Goa in Goa

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Information on Goa

Goa is a state within the Indian Union with a democratically elected government. Goa has a consistent climate throughout the year with just meager fluctuations in the temperature. December and January might read more...

Life Style In Goa in Goa

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Life Style In Goa

People from Goa are known as 'Goans'. This identity is enough to tell the difference especially in their lifestyle. Goan lifestyle reflects a unique blend of East and West. Goans live life in style. That is in read more...

Narka Chaturdashi celebrations in Goa in Goa

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Narka Chaturdashi celebrations in Goa

There are many legends related to the festival of Diwali in India. Diwali in Goa is marked by Narkachaturdashi, in which huge effigies of the demon Narkasur are built and then burnt. In Goa the Narkasur legend read more...

Sao Joao Festival In Goa in Goa

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Sao Joao Festival In Goa

The Sao Joao Festival is most pompously celebrated in Goa amongst the Catholic community and is dedicated to St. John the Baptist which is celebrated on 24th June every year. This occasion marks the read more...

Shigmo Festival in Goa in Goa

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Shigmo Festival in Goa

The Shigmo Festival in Goa is a colour festival celebrated in the month of “Falgun” as per Saka Calendar. During this festival period famous temple “Yatras” are held. Processions are carried out at temples by read more...

Shigmo in Goa 2009 in Goa

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Shigmo in Goa 2009

Shigmo is known to be one of the most colourful and entertaining festivals in Goa. It is also known as Shigmotsav or the harvest festival and is celebrated annually during the Phalgun month which is the last read more...

Zagor in Goa

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Zagor

Zagor is a form of a traditional folk drama performed in many villages in Goa. It is considered to be a folk play, which consists of a prayer to the almighty for the protection from every evil that falls on read more...