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Christmas The unique Goan aroma has never failed to surprise us by the grandiose celebrations of their festivals. Today, Christmas is celebrated on a grand-scale all over the world especially Christmas in Goa, is not only about celebrations and fun, its also about meeting and caring about your family members and loved ones. People from different pockets of India and all over the world dwell to this seductive place to enjoy Christmas life in a different way.

When does it fall?
Celebrations of Christmas festival begin on the eve of Christmas on 24th of December and proceed till New Year's Day. Christians in Goa mark the birth of Lord Jesus Christ on Christmas Day by participating in prayers organized in churches. Celebrations of Christmas are showed by carols, cakes, candles and decoration of Christmas Tree. The festivities for Christmas lasts for ten days from December 24 th to January 1, the New Year day. Prayers, plays, parties, carols and fun filled get togethers are a part of Christmas festivities. Cakes, Christmas trees, gifts and Santa Claus are also an inseparable attractions of Christmas festival.

Origination of The Festivity
The history of Christmas dates back over 4000 years, as the various custom and tradition linked with the festival of Christmas, were celebrated centuries before the birth of Christ. The exact day of the Christ child's birth has never been nailed. It has been famed since the year 98 AD. In 137 AD the Bishop of Rome ordered the birthday of the Christ Child celebrated as an earnest feast. In 350 AD another Bishop of Rome, Julius I, choose December 25th as an honouring of Christmas.

Celebrations Held
A lot of actions happen all around the churches and homes. Colourful balls, decorated Christmas trees, delicious cakes and Santa Claus moving around in the streets distributing goodies to the children form the main attractions of the festival.

Tourists as well as the locals engross themselves in music, dance and the never-ending spirit. All roads and especially the bewitching beaches of Goa are clustered by large groups of people enjoying every moment of the festival with drinks, music and merriment. Costumed in the finest attires, everyone loves to participate in this great festivity. Beaches and roads are covered with people, dressed in the best of clothes. Dance and music are is an inbuilt part of the celebrations. So, people dance all through the night and offer prayers in the churches in morning. Goan seafood is sure to satisfy with all the special Goan dishes. Stalls cater to aerated drinks, alcoholic beverages, ice-creams and snacks. Cultural programmes and fire works exhibits are also showed. .

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