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You will find information here regarding the public holidays in Goa. Check out the major holidays in Goa, India.
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Goa Holidays

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.

Date Occasion / Festival
January 1st New Year's Day
January 26th Republic Day of India (National Holiday)
February Mardi Gras Carnival
March Maha Shiva Ratri
March Holi
March Festival of Shigmo
April Baisakhi
April Good Friday
May Eid-ul-Milad
May Buddha Purnima
June Festival of St. John
August (Fourth Saturday) Bonderam Festival
August Ganesha Chaturthi
August 15th India's Independence Day (National Holiday)
October 2nd Gandhi Jayanti (National Holiday)
October / November Dusshera
October / November Diwali / Deepawali
November 19th Guru Nanak Dev's Birthday
December 25th Christmas / X-Mas

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