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Given here is a comprehensive list of public holidays in Goa. Know about the local holidays in Goa.

Holidays in Goa

Holidays in GoaThe people of Goa celebrate a number of festivals that are a part of the Goan culture. The Goa government declares public holidays on the eve of major festivals so that people can revel in the festivities. All the government offices and educational institutions remain closed during these local holidays in Goa. Thus before fixing the itinerary of Goa, it is always preferable to keep in mind the major holidays in Goa so as ensure a smooth ride in completing various official necessities.

Holidays in Goa also represent the numerous festivals that are celebrated in the state with much fervor and gaiety. Then, there are the amazing carnivals of Goa, which lend the state its unique identity. Most of the tourists coming to Goa plan their vacations in such a way so as to take part in atleast some of the festivals and carnivals. Infact, a trip to the state is incomplete if you do not witness even one such festival or carnival. In order to help you in planning your trip to Goa in the best possible way, we have provided a list of the major holidays in Goa:

January 1 Eid-ul-Adha
January 26 Republic Day
February 22 Carnival
March 3 Holi
April 6 Good Friday
May 1 May Day
August 15 Independence Day
September 15 Ganesh Chaturthi
September 16 Ganesh Chaturthi (second day)
October 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary
October 21 Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)
November 9 Deepavali
November 24 Guru Nanak
December 3 St Françis Xavier Feast
December 19 Liberation of Goa Day
December 25 Christmas Day

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