Goa is decked with abundant of vibrant people. Goan society is dominantly renowned for its fairs and festivals. Festooned with multifarious of renowned churches in Goa is resulted in a unique cultural amalgamation. People in Goa have always shown equal respect to different of religions and thus in different religious faiths. Goa celebrates Hindu, Muslim and Christian festivals with equal jolt and fervor. Different of festivals are typical to Goa and thus also called as Goan festivals. To get full information about the plethora of Goan festivals just go through the details below.
Colorful festivals of Goa:
Goa Christian Festivals
Goa is an ultimate land of Portuguese. The Portugal in Goa is accountable in leaving a deep and ever lasting Christian influence. People were converted to Christians at that period on a large scale.
Popular Christian Festivals celebrated in Goa:
- Feast of Three Kings (Held on January 6th)
- Good Friday or Easter (Held in late March or early April)
- Sao Joao Festival (Held on June 24th)
- Bonderam Festival (Held in late August)
- Christmas (Held in December)
Goa Hindu Festivals
Hinduism is the vital region having more than 60% of total Goan population. Thus Hindu festivals in Goa are enjoyed with great fanaticism and keenness.
Popular Hindu Festivals celebrated in Goa:
- Shigmotsav of Holi (Held in mid-March)
- Naag Panchami (Held in mid-July)
- Krishna Janmashtami (Held in august or September)
- Ganesh Chaturthi (Held in early September)
- Navratri (Held in late September)
- Dussehra Or Durga Puja (Held in early October)
- Diwali or Deepavali (Held in October or November)
Goa Muslim Festivals
Muslim population may be minimal in Goa, but still all the major Muslim occasion of Goa is celebrated with much splendor and vigor.
The most celebrated Muslim festivals are:
Eid-ul-Zuha is the major Goan festivals is celebrated with to mark the sacrifice of Prophet Abraham's son.
Eid-ul-Fitr is the significant Goan festival celebrated in all over India with great zeal and enthusiasm as it marks the end of the holy month of Ramzan.
Konkani Festival in Goa
- Konkani Drama Festival (Held in late November or early December)
Other Popular Festivals / Events of Goa
- Pop, Beat and Jazz Music Festival (Held in mid-February)
- Beach Bonanza (Held in mid-May)
- Goa Heritage Festival (Held in mid-November)
- Tiatr Festival (Held in mid-November)
- Goa Food and Cultural Festival (Held in late November or early December)
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