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Goa Festivals

 

Name of Festival/ Event Brief Info

Month

Feast of the Three Kings

Three boys from elite families re-enact Three Kings and come to see Jesus on the hill of Remedios.

January

Goa Carnival

Most awaited Three Day Carnival of cultural programs like colourful parade, dances and music on the streets and beaches.

February

Shigmotsav

Traditional Hindu Festival with folk song and dances in worship of deity.

March

Ganesh Festival

In honour of Lord Ganesha, idols of Ganesha bring home and worships in full enthusiasm and joy.

August/September

Procession of All Saints

Parade of 26 statutes of the saints from St Andrew's around Old Goa and neighbouring villages. Fair of local products and music programs.

March/April

Feast of St. Francis Xavier

Ceremonies in honour of death of St. Francis Xavier

December

Feast of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Huge fair and market.

December

Christmas

Celebration of birth of Lord Jesus with fully joy and enthusiasm

December

Dances of Goa

Sr. No. Dance Name Particulars

More Info

1.

Carnival Dance

Mask Dances and colourful performances on carnival time

2.

Shimgo

Folk Dances in worship of God on Shimgotsav

3.

Fisher Dance

Folk Dance by Fisherman

For more information, check www.artandculture.goa.gov.in.

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