Anjuna is world famous for its trance parties held on the beach during the tourist season.
Anjuna also hosts the famous flea market on Wednesdays wherein you can purchase many things, ranging from fruits to jewelry, clothes and electronic devices.
The market is said to have been started in the 1980′s by Eddie Mazmaniam, a hippie from America, with a barter system.
As more and more hippies set up stands and the market became an attraction in its own right, the goods on sale expanded and the economy became more mainstream.
Above & Beyond's record labels, Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep, as well as their radio show, 'Anjunabeats Worldwide,' all make reference to Anjuna. In 2009, they also released a track called 'Anjunabeach.'
Like all of Goa, Anjuna was long held by the Portuguese. In 1950, it had a population of 5,688.
There are three large chapels in the parish: the one to S. Antonio (Praias), to Nossa Senhora de Saude (Mazalvaddo), and to Nossa Senhora de Piedade (Grande Chinvar).
The chapel at Vagator became the church of the new parish of Vagator, dedicated to S. Antonio, in the twentieth century.
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