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Hip Anjuna hippie market bubbles

Bubbles float over the hippie market in Anjuna

Anjuna (Konkani: हणजुणें, pronounced ɦɔɳzuɳẽ is a village in Goa, one of the twelve Brahmin comunidades of Bardez.

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[1] wherein you can purchase many things, ranging from fruits to jewelry, clothes and electronic devices.

Anjuna goa shacks

A typical Shack Hotel at Anjuna beach

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.[1]

Anjuna beach Goa

Anjuna beach near the village’s tourist market

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.[2]

Hip Anjuna hippie market

Sandals of various types are the predominant footwear in the flea market

Its church, St. Michael's Church, Anjuna, founded in 1595, is dedicated to Saint Miguel, and celebrates the feasts of S. Miguel (September 29) and Nossa Senhora Advogada (second week of January).

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.

See also Edit

Adventuring


ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 FOGG Odyssey
  2. Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer

External linksEdit

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