India is the land of many colorful festivals which means there are many public holidays in Goa as well. Keep it in mind that you plan your trip and sightseeing on dates that do not fall on public holidays. This is because most of the tourist attractions are closed during the public holidays in Goa. So are local transport and other facilities. Goa celebrates all festivals that are common in India and also celebrates those festivals which are exclusive to Goa. To help you plan your trip without any confusions and hassles, we provide you with a list of all major holidays in Goa.
This shall help you plan your trip accordingly and you may also attend
the celebration of couple of festivals yourself if you have the time.
Some dates have already been mentioned as they are fixed, but some
festivals are celebrated according to the Hindu lunar calendar so the
dates keep changing every year. You may consult the Hindu calendar for
further updates on the dates when they are celebrated.