The culture of Goa has strong influences from the Western world. It is not surprising given that this region was under the rule of Portugal for a long time, which has left a lasting impression here. Every aspect of Goa has an essence of Portuguese culture. Be it the dances, cuisines, or dress code, there is an element of Western influence in them.
People here are said to have a deep affinity for music and football. Almost every other home in Goa has a musician in it and everyone here loves to play football, let alone watch it. There has never been an incident of communal disharmony here and Goa celebrates festivals pertaining to all religions. Mando is the traditional dance of Goa. Dulpod is another popular dance form. Western social dancing is common in parties and celebrations.
Goa has its own form of theatre. Called Tiatr, the performance is a mix of music and drama. The language used in the theatrical displays is Konkani and English.