Holi Festival in Goa?

#1 Feb 6th, 2006, 11:53
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Hi there,

I will be in Goa around 15th of March (I believe this is the start date for the Holi Festival). Is the Holi Festival celebrated much in Goa or is it more of a Northern Indian celebration?
#2 Feb 6th, 2006, 12:43
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Holi is celebrated in Goa but not on the scale it is celebrated in other parts of India. Most of the festivities are mainly concentrated in the three main cities of Panjim, Vasco and Margao.
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So what do they do at this festival?..I will be there at the same time??
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Originally Posted by TracyB So what do they do at this festival?
Throw colour on you.
#5 Feb 6th, 2006, 12:56
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I heard it can get out of control and dangerous..Should one just try and avoid it??
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Originally Posted by TracyB I heard it can get out of control and dangerous..Should one just try and avoid it??

Better to avoid to be on the safe side especially for a female.There are a lot of unpleasant characters who use the cover of Holi to carry out some disgusting pranks.
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Good enough... I won't be goan!!
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And to be on the safe side of holi is recommended in any part of the country, not just Goa.
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I left Goa the night before Holi and arrived in Hampi the morning of, had a great time (as a lone female) and never felt threatened.
It's a blurry photo but it'll give you an idea of just how much fun I had:


Think the temptation of throwing paint all over pale skin and light brown hair was too great, so everyone had a go!

If you're worried about getting into trouble in Goa you could always make the trip out to Hampi and back - I think it's too much fun to miss so actually planned my trip this year so I'd be in India for it again!
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Im in Goa at the same time.....I'll protect you with my trusty supersoaker

of course should i go down you will have to fight the good fight

or chill with a bhang lassi on a roof somewhere

GoanCanuck....wheres the most action going to be?

Maybe we will need a few crack commando IM hit squads, in the major metropolises of India
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Bhang Lassis in Goa?

Hiya,

I was really hoping to catch Holi and it is great to hear that it is a little quieter and not as mental in Goa. Are bhang lassis available much in Goa? I thought they were more of a Rhajastan thing...Not that I would want to be drinking one of those awful things of course...
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hi guys, im going to be in goa solo on holi and i was wondering if anyone would want to meet up. hit me up!
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Thumbs up

Holi is great! We did a special party for the slum children this year, obviously some get picked on (me being one of them!), but it's great fun, some of my photos are on our website... Got more to put up but no time, maybe next week....

http://www.childrenwalkingtall.com/Pictures5.htm

As you can see from the photos... Everyone enjoys it, unfortunately a lot of the parents in the slums drink too much and they can get out of hand (with each other), but a good day was had with all...

Last edited by poipleshadow; Mar 17th, 2006 at 20:40.. Reason: Added a thumbnail....

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