Govt. Holidays

India is the land of many colorful festivals which means there are many public holidays in Goa as well. Keep it in mind that you plan your trip and sightseeing on dates that do not fall on public holidays. This is because most of the tourist attractions are closed during the public holidays in Goa. So are local transport and other facilities. Goa celebrates all festivals that are common in India and also celebrates those festivals which are exclusive to Goa. To help you plan your trip without any confusions and hassles, we provide you with a list of all major holidays in Goa.

This shall help you plan your trip accordingly and you may also attend the celebration of couple of festivals yourself if you have the time. Some dates have already been mentioned as they are fixed, but some festivals are celebrated according to the Hindu lunar calendar so the dates keep changing every year. Some holidays are subject to appearance of moon.

List of Bank Holidays for the Year 2013

Sr. No.

Holidays

Date

Saka

Days of the

week

1.

Republic Day

January, 26

Magha, 06

Saturday

2.

Good Friday

March, 29

Chaitra, 08

Friday

3.

Yearly Closing of Account

April, 01

Chaitra, 11

Monday

4.

Gudi Padva

April, 11

Chaitra, 21

Thursday

5.

Birth Anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

April, 14

Chaitra, 24

Sunday

6.

May Day

May, 01

Vaisakha, 11

Wednesday

7.

Id-Ul-Fitr*

August, 09

Sravana, 18

Friday

8.

Independence Day

August, 15

Sravana, 24

Thursday

9.

Ganesh Chaturthi (1st Day)

September, 09

Bhadra, 18

Monday

10.

Half Yearly Closing

September, 30

Asvina, 08

Monday

11.

Gandhi Jayanti

October, 02

Asvina, 10

Wednesday

12.

Dussehra (Vijaya Dashmi)

October, 13

Asvina, 21

Sunday

13.

Id-Ul-Zuha (Bakri Id)*

October, 14

Asvina, 22

Monday

14.

Diwali

November, 02

Kartika, 11

Saturday

15.

Feast of St. Francis Xavier

December, 03

Agrahayana, 12

Tuesday

16.

Goa Liberation Day

December, 19

Agrahayana, 28

Thursday

17.

Christmas Day

December, 25

Pausa, 04

Wednesday

* The Holiday mentioned at Sr. Nos. 7 & 13 are subject to appearance of moon.