Goa witnesses a colorful and magnificent celebration of fairs and festivals. The Goans are a group of people who are deeply religious and traditional despite being modern and liberal. What makes the Goans special is the fact that they like to live their life for the moment. They believe in celebrating life and appreciating its beauty rather than sit and complain about what they don't have. This is also one reason why the fairs and festivals of Goa are a much sought after event.
In Goa, the Hindu and Christian population are in majority and so most
festivals celebrated in the state certainly belong to either of the two
religions. But this does not denote that the festivals of those people who
follow different religions are not celebrated in the state. Besides, there
are certain festivals that are exclusive to the culture of the Goans. These
are the festivals that make Goa so special and unique. With their diverse
themes, these festivals lend a distinctive charisma to Goa and attract
people from all over the world in immense amount.
One thing to be mentioned here is the fact that the festivals celebrated
here do not fall on the same dates every year as they are celebrated
according to the Hindu calendar, which keeps changing according to the lunar