Goa List of Holidays in National & Public Festival Calendar 2018

The only land of mixed culture & tradition is none other goa state. Goa observes a big list of festivals every year especially for Hindus like Ramnavami, Gokul Ashtami, Shivratri, Basant Panchami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dusshera, Diwali & Govardhan Puja. Other regional or Goan festivals and feasts are Shigmoutsav, Feast of Our Lady of Candelaria, Pop & Jazz Music Festival and Feast of 3 Kings for which there are government holidays from goa state.

Of the 15 lakhs people of goa about 66% are hindus, 26.5% christians, 6.9% Muslims, the remaining are Buddhist & Sikh. Almost all the Goans are into fishing industry apart from tourism. Goans speak Konkani language, marathi, kannada, english and other unofficial language.

Goa encompasses holidays in 4 individual categories. THe goa Annexure I holidays are those bank holidays in goa with government offices & business being closed. The list of goa national holidays comprises Republic Day, May Day & Diwali. The special holidays of goa are Annexure II holidays determined by goa government. THe government offices will be open on given the special holidays fall on a Saturday or Sunday.

The two public festival holidays mentioned in Annexure II for Mahashivratri & Milad-Un-Nabi. Annexure III are goa restricted holidays and workers may select any two of them as a paid holiday. The festival holidays of goan are Ram Navami, Hartalika & Onam. Finally Annexure IV goa holidays are considered commercial & industrial holidays on the dates of Birth Anniversary of Dr. Babaasahcb Amebedkr, Independende Day & Christmas Day.

Here are the list of goa festivals in 2018 calendar

2018 calendar Holidays in Goa
Goa Festival Date & Month
Art of Literary festival
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa
Christmas in Goa
D. D. Kosambi Festival of Ideas
Diwali Festival
Fatorpa Zatra
Feast of St. Francis Xavier
Feast of Three Kings
Feast of st. Francis Xavier
Festival of Indian classical dances
Fontainhas Festival of Art
Food and Cultural Festival
Ganesh Chaturthi
Ghumot fest
Goa Carnaval
Goa Carnival
Goa Heritage Festival
Goa International Jazz festival live
Goa Liberation Day
Goan Food & Music Festival
Grape Escapade
Holy Spirit feast
IFFI International Film Festival of India
India Bike week
International Kite Festival
Konkan Fruit Fest
Linc Tower Run
Mando Festival
Monte Music Festival
Museum week
Narkasur Parades
New Year
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Pattolleachem fest
Poderachem fest
Procession of All Saints
Rider mania Event
Sao Joao Festival
Shigmo Festival
Shirgao Jatra
Shrigao Zatra
Speedo Goa Swimathon
Sufi Sutra World Music
Sunburn Festival
Three Kings feast
Touxeachem fest
Tribal Festival
Tripurari Poornima
Vintage Bike and Car festival
World Tourism Day

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