The huge number of Goa festivals that are celebrated throughout the year provides a unique way for tourists to experience and witness authentic Indian culture at its best. To focus on Goa, the Goa culture as observed today is greatly influenced by Portuguese culture. From the dance, arts and crafts, cuisine, culture and festivals in Goa, any tourist can attest to how the general culture is unique and different compared to other Indian states. Because of this, the Goan image may come out as quite modern but the locals are exceptionally religious people and are very emphatic on this.
To avoid feeling like an outsider, it is important to learn the common culture in Goa before embarking on a trip there. While India is mostly conservative in nature, Goa entirely defies this culture. Goans are often described by the term “susegad”, which means a [Read more…]