New Year in Goa
What does the mention of the word ‘New Year’ brings to your mind? Most of the people will be struck with the image of people making merry in clubs and hotels, partying with friends and relatives, Few will associate the word with sitting at home and watching the television serials on New Year, other few will be reminded of the New Year resolutions that are meant to be kept only for the next few days, and those aware of glitter and glamour of New Year in Goa, will undoubtedly be reminded of New Year celebrations in Goa.
Decorated houses and shops, cheerful faces, ladies engaged in endless shopping and a lot of foreign tourists are some of the sights that you will encounter everywhere on the streets. As these are the sights common to New Year celebrations in any part of the world, we bring you list of factors that make New Year celebration in Goa different from the rest of India.
New Year Celebration in Goa
Beach Parties and Rave Parties
Goa is famous for its beach parties. The feeling of dancing bare-feet on the beaches of Goa to the latest beats gives many youngsters a high. These parties are where they welcome the New Year in style with their loved ones. There is so much of noise in these parties that one can hardly listen his own voice without shouting. The unending games around the bonfire on the beaches are another major highlight of the New Year celebration in Goa. There are food stalls lined up on these beaches, taking care of the food requirements of people.
Anjuna Beach to the north of Goa is centre of all the New Year excitement and is known to host the hottest New Year parties in the state. The number of times when the entire world indulge in collective celebrations are very rare that is precisely why it is so much fun to welcome the New Year amidst all the strangers with different interests but common cause of happiness at a strange place. However, these parties are seen as a serious threat by the Government officials because of large supply of drugs which often leads to mishaps.
Churches in Goa
If you are among the ones who will prefer to welcome the New Year spiritually away from all the clamor and noise, then you can head to any of the popular Goa churches. The churches in Goa hold special masses at the occasion of New Year. The special Christmas carols are sung by small children in some of the churches. Sparing time to visit these churches at the New Year will give you a motivation to accomplish unfulfilled desires and will leave you with a feel good emotion. Basilica of Bom Jesus, Mary Immaculate Conception, Church of St. Augustine, Church of St. Francis and St.Paul are some of the churches where you can enrich your spiritual senses.
Casinos and Wildlife Resorts
There are several casinos in the state where you can try your luck at the New Year in Goa. You might get lucky and begin the New Year by earning yourself big bucks. Casino Royale in Panjim is the most popular casino in Goa. One can also head to the Casino Las Vegas in the Hotel Leela and Casino Chances at Vainquinim Valley Resort.
People also like spending time at the Wildlife Resorts in the state to welcome the New Year in a unique way and earn themselves pleasant memories for a lifetime. Besides, there are special cruises operated at the occasion of New Year in the state. Book yourself at one of these to experience the thrill of waves amidst loud music and other entertainment options that these cruises offer.
Last updated on: 12/06/2011