Goa is also called “Rome of the East” or “The Miami of India”, and has a distinct Portuguese legacy, perky nightlife, natural beauty, and great culinary experience. It is a destination for all seasons.
The culture of Goan people is a blend of Portuguese and Indian culture. They are friendly and full of life people, the holiday spirit of Goa reflects their attitude.
The costume of Goans is according to the tropical climate, generally, they wear cotton clothes. Goan Catholic women wear dresses/gowns, while Hindu women wear a sari called Nav-vari. Other traditional costumes of Goa people are Pano Bhaju, Valkal is a string of beads and leafy loincloths which is still worn in tribes. Kashti is a tied knot and saree. Goans catholic brides wear a white gown.
Men in Goa wear a western-style costume while the fisherman wears bright colored shirts, half pants, and bamboo hats, and is also a popular dress among tourists. Goa carnival showcases the colorful and popular dresses of Goans.
Festivals of Goa
Goa hosts one of the most culturally vibrant societies in the country. Goa is well known for its exuberant festivals and celebrations, and rich cultural diversity. The most famous festivals in Goa include the Goa Carnival, Sao Jao, Feast of St. Xavier and Three Kings Feast.
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