Lent and what it implies
It’s the time of year when Christians all around the world spend 40 days fasting. ‘Lent’, which begins on Ash Wednesday is a commemoration of the 40 days which Jesus spent fasting in the desert before beginning his public ministry, (according to the gospel of Matthew, Mark and Luke). After which He resisted temptation by the devil.
In Goa, during Lent, consumption of non-vegetarian meals is reduced to a great extent. Catholic Goans prefer or stick to vegetarian diets. Staying away from meat for a while for Goans is a really tough task. There is food
Staying away from meat for Goans is really a tough task. What with scrumptious food stalls and restaurants that dot the streets and by-lanes throughout the land. Goans are all about their meat specials. Food stalls on the streets in the state are definitely not less.
All your Indian and Goan snack specialties are always available on the go. Ross omelet, cutlet bread, fish thali, chicken xacuti, clam xacuti and lots more. The list goes on and on and will probably never end. Goans love to have their delicious and hearty foods!
As lent is going on the Goan food stalls on the streets and beaches that are present don’t see many Goans eating their favourite snacks. Most of the adults that used to come in the evening to eat are not seen this time. Though on the other hand you still find the youth who cannot abstain from eating.Youngsters are seen regularly hogging their ross omelets and cutlet breads at their favourite locations.
A lot of the street food stall reduce their produce during lent due to the less demand. Even when there are tourists that fill the customer gap, the tourists don’t normally eat the Goan specialties they prefer the Indian food more.
Therefore the Goan food stalls might lose a bit more customers during this Lent, but later, will resume with the usual mega production of the famous Goan foods and the Goans will flock from all over to their most favoured places to get a bite of that yummy food.