Top 10 festivals in Goa

Usha Biswal Rout

03, Jan 2017 @ 12:36 AM
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Start Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2017                     End Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Venue: Goa, India
Related to: Goa Travel Guide

India travel spot Goa is a state of vibrant nights, colorful cultures and numerous cheerful cultural festivals. Most awaited top 10 festivals of Goa are listed bellow. This smallest state is a place comprising many India travel spots for tourists.

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Shigmo Festival in Goa

The much freaking festival in the state is Shigmo which is celebrated in response to the festival of colors Holi. A long parade is carried out where over 100 of dance troupes perform various folk dances without a break.   

Dussehra in Goa

Dussehra is the religious festival in the state which is the tenth day after Navratri celebration every year in Goa. Many sacred ceremonies are done on this day in various temples throughout the state. In Goa this day is considered auspicious for purchase of new vehicles and starting of new business ventures.

Ganesh Chaturthi in Goa

Ganesh Chaturthi is the day to offer prayers to Lord Ganesha by devotees throughout the state. This day is normally celebrated during the month of August and September which marks the return of many Goans to their native place.

Diwali in Goa

Most prominent Indian festival Diwali is celebrated with huge pomp and show in Goa. This festival takes back to the time when Lord Rama defeated Ravana and returned back Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. Effigy of Narkasur is burnt in Goa just a day before Diwali.  

Holi in Goa

With the advent of spring season in Goa comes the festival of colors, Holi when people play with colors with each other. The merriment is seen around the space as the state gets covered with varied colors.   

Goa Carnival

Goa Carnival is a gala event held for about four days on Saturday before Ash Wednesday. This four days celebration involves a long parade accompanied by live guitar, drumbeats and folk songs and dance performances.  

Feast of St Francis Xavier in Goa

Feast of St. Francis Xavier is an important day in Goa held every year on 3rd of December in the memory of respected saint of Goa. The day is celebrated at Basilica of Bom Jesus where thousands of devotees assemble from around the globe to fetch saint’s blessings.  

Christmas in Goa

The celebration of very famous Christian festival Christmas begins before the Christmas Eve when people decorate their houses with stars, sing Carols and visit churches. Few people from the village dress themselves up like Santa Claus and carry a box to raise funds for poor.  

Sao Joao in Goa

Sao Joao represents the starting of monsoon season in Goa which is celebrated as the feast of St. John Baptist on 24th of June. Young men throughout Goa participate in the celebration by jumping into the wells, ponds and streams to recover gifts thrown by people of village.

Monte Music Festival in Goa

Monte Music Festival is a four days rocking musical treat in Goa where local, national and international artists come together to show their elite talents. This festival celebrates the fusion of Indian classical and western music.

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