People

Goa exudes charm and warmth mainly because of the friendly and happy-go-lucky people who reside there. The people of Goa are extremely hospitable and make their guests feel at home. They believe in living life to the fullest and enjoy every moment of it. They like to live life at their own pace and not meddle with the chaotic rat race of the world. The people of Goa are known as Goan people. Though they may follow different religions and beliefs, at heart they are typical Goans who love to live life the way they want to.

A very important part of the life of an average Goan is a "Siesta". This is basically an afternoon break when Goans retire back to their houses, shut down shops and take a break. This siesta usually takes place in the afternoon during 1-4 pm. This is the hottest part of the day and the people of Goa usually stay indoors to escape the heat of the scorching sun. They are dedicated workers who take their jobs seriously and actually enjoy doing them.

The people of Goa have a very amazing degree of tolerance towards other religions. They believe in being secular and people can follow the choice of religion they want to. In Goa, people go to different places of worship together, irrespective of their beliefs and tradition. Different festivals are celebrated with equal fervor and joy by all communities together. This kind of a religious tolerance and liberal thinking is what sets Goa apart from the rest of India.