The smallest state of India is very popular with tourists. There are many lovely, touching holiday traditions. Christianity left its mark on the local culture, because once Goa was a Portuguese colony. The extraordinary churches of the 17th century attract attention, and the cathedrals in Old Goa are the largest in Asia. More than a third of the local population are Catholics. Each small village is proud of its own parish church.
Come for impressions from mid-December. Street singing, concerts, scenery, rural nativity scenes show Goa on the other, unusual side. Buildings are decorated with multicolored five-pointed stars. Continue reading