Goa Public Holidays List 2022

Team AckodriveJun 6, 2022

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In India, public holidays are declared when there is a major festival, a state-specific event or days of national significance. Different states might have different holidays as all states do not celebrate all festivals. However, days that are of national importance like Republic Day are declared as public holidays all over India.

Goa Public Holidays

Just as there is a separate list of holidays for states, there is a separate list stating Goa’s public holidays as well. The list of holidays in Goa for 2022 is declared as early as possible to inform the people. This is done because most of the public organizations do not function on Goa’s general holidays, they are closed. Not just public organizations, several private organizations also remain closed on public holidays in Goa. Read ahead to explore in detail about Goa’s public holiday list for 2022.

Goa Public Holidays Calendar for 2022:

Listed below are various days that are declared as public holidays calendar in Goa. Note that some of Goa’s general holidays might be subject to change.

Table showing Goa public holidays in 2022:

Holidays in Goa During January 2022

Day Date Holiday Name
Wednesday 26 January Republic Day

Holidays in Goa During February 2022

No public holidays in Goa during February 2022.

Holidays in Goa During March 2022

Day Date Holiday Name
Tuesday 01 March Mahashivaratri
Saturday 19 March Holi

Holidays in Goa During April 2022

Day Date Holiday Name
Wednesday 13 April Ugadi
Thursday 14 April Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
Friday 15 April Good Friday

Holidays in Goa During May 2022

Day Date Holiday Name
Sunday 01 May May Day
Tuesday 03 May Eid-Ul-Fitr

Holidays in Goa During June 2022

No public holidays in Goa during June 2022.

Holidays in Goa During July 2022

Day Date Holiday Name
Sunday 10 July Bakri Eid

Holidays in Goa During August 2022

Day Date Holiday Name
Monday 15 August Independence Day
Wednesday 31 August Ganesh Chaturthi

Holidays in Goa During September 2022

Day Date Holiday Name
Thursday 01 September Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday

Holidays in Goa During October 2022

Day Date Holiday Name
Sunday 02 October Gandhi Jayanti
Wednesday 05 October Vijaya Dashami
Saturday 08 October Milad-Un-Nabi
Monday 24 October Diwali

Holidays in Goa During November 2022

No public holidays in Goa during November 2022.

Holidays in Goa During December 2022

Day Date Holiday Name
Saturday 03 December Feast of St. Francis Xavier
Monday 19 December Liberation Day
Sunday 25 December Christmas

Note: The holidays mentioned above are applicable in the state of Goa including its popular cities.

  • Bicholim

  • Canacona

  • Cuncolim

  • Curchorem

  • Mapusa

  • Margao

  • Mormugao

  • Panaji

  • Pernem

  • Ponda

Also, read: India Public Holidays List 2022

Top Festivals in Goa:

Goa is known as the party capital of India. People often associate Goa with beaches and alcohol, however, there’s more to offer. Goa has vibrant cultural events held throughout the year. These events are an attraction for locals as well as tourists. Here’s a list of popular festivals celebrated in Goa.

Goa Carnival: The Goa Carnival was brought to the state by the Portuguese. This four-day festival involves merry-making and a parade. It is also known for the Red Dance. This ancient tradition was on the decline but Goa Tourism has renewed the interest of the public in the Goa Carnival due to their initiatives.

Christmas: Christmas is one of the widely celebrated festivals in Goa. People decorate their homes with lights and lanterns during Christmas. Local churches are also adorned with decorations. Attending the midnight mass is one of the highlights of celebrating Christmas in Goa.

St. Francis Xavier Feast: This feast is held on 3rd December. The event is organized to honour the death of St. Francis Xavier. People from all over the country come to the famous Basilica of Bom Jesus to remember the saint and offer their prayers.

Shigmo Festival: The Shigmo festival, also known as Shishir Utsava, is an important festival for the Hindu community residing in Goa. This festival is often held in March. As per the legend, the festival began as a homecoming to warriors. One can experience folk dances, plays, and a parade during the Shigmo festival.

Grape Festival: If you are a wine connoisseur, then you will revel in the festivities associated with Goa’s Grape Festival. The Grape Escapade, as it is known, is held in Panjim on an annual basis. There’s food, music, and wine tasting sessions during the festival.

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