Celebrate The Festival of Colors in Paradise: What You Can Do in Goa on Holi 2023

  • Madvik Retreat
  • February 14, 2023

The festival of Holi is an exciting time of the year that is celebrated with much fervor and enthusiasm across India. And what better place to celebrate this festival of colors than in the tropical paradise of Goa? Holi 2023 promises to be even more exciting with a host of activities and events that you can participate in and enjoy. 

Here is a guide on what you can do in Goa to celebrate Holi in 2023:

Attend Holi parties: Holi parties are a popular way to celebrate the festival of colors in Goa. You can expect to find a variety of music genres, from Bollywood to trance, and an array of food and drinks that are sure to please everyone. Make sure to dress appropriately for the occasion, as you will be covered in colors, and bring plenty of water to hydrate yourself.

Take part in the Holi procession: One of the most traditional and authentic ways to celebrate Holi in Goa is to participate in the Holi procession. This involves singing, dancing, and playing with colors as a group of people move through the streets. It’s a fun and lively way to experience the festival.

Visit the local temples: Holi is a Hindu festival, and many of the temples in Goa will hold special prayers and rituals on this day. If you are interested in experiencing the religious aspect of the festival, visiting nearby temples like Shri Mangeshi Temple, Shree Mahalasa Narayani Temple, Shree Navdurga Temple, Shree Ramnath Temple is a great way to do so. These temples are located within a radius of 30-40 km from Anjuna and Calangute, and can be reached by taxi or private vehicle.

Play Holi games: Holi is a time for fun and games, and there are many games that you can play in Goa to celebrate the festival. Some popular games include Holi cricket, Holi football, and Holi volleyball.

Enjoy traditional foods: Holi is a time for feasting, and there are many delicious traditional foods that you can enjoy in Goa during the festival. Some of these include gujiya (a sweet pastry filled with dried fruit and nuts), mathri (a savory snack made from flour), and thandai (a sweet, spiced drink).

Visit the beaches: If you’re looking for a more relaxed way to celebrate Holi, visiting the beaches in Goa is a great option. You can enjoy the sun, sand, and sea, and take part in a game of beach volleyball or soccer.

Explore the local markets: Holi is a time for shopping, and the local markets in Goa are filled with colorful decorations, sweets, and other items that are perfect for the festival. Take a stroll through the markets and pick up some souvenirs to take home with you.

No matter how you choose to celebrate Holi in Goa, you are sure to have a fantastic time. The festival of colors is an exciting and vibrant celebration that brings people together to enjoy music, food, and the company of friends and family. So, pack your bags, book your flight, and head to Goa to celebrate Holi 2023 in style. And yes, do not forget to book the best beach resort in Goa before you land in the city!

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