Goa - Fairs and Festivals


Goa is an enchanting tourist destination that is dotted with stunning golden and silver palm-fringed Beaches, Majestic Churches, Beautiful Temples, Monuments, Lively Bars and Pubs, Brilliant Restaurants, Houses still holding old world charm and Luxurious Resorts. This world-renowned tourist destination is also known for its colorful and vivacious festivals. The Goan calendar is filled with several fairs and festivals that will make your tour to Goa an unforgettable affair.

Goan people celebrate various fairs and festivals belonging to different cultures. The most distinct feature of this tourist destination in India is the harmonious blend of different cultures. The fairs and festivals of Goa display the rich cultural heritage. All the fairs and festival of Goa are celebrated with great enthusiasm and energy. During festive season do advance hotel booking in order to avoid any trouble henceforth.

Some of the major festivals celebrated in Goa are:

  • Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Dussehra
  • Diwali
  • Holi
  • Ramnavmi
  • Raksha bandhan
  • Mahashivratri
  • Janmashtami.
  • Gudi Padwa
  • Christmas
  • New Year
  • Good Friday
  • Feast of Saint Peter Paul
  • Procession of Saints
  • Margao Feasts

All these major festivals are celebrated throughout the country with fun and enthusiasm. Ganesh Chaturthi and Gudi Padwa are two important celebrated festivals in Goa. Plan your tour to Goa during Christmas - New Year period. Goa promises to offer unforgettable tour.?

The Carnival, introduced by the Portuguese, is the most eagerly awaited Goan feast. The Goa Carnival is a synonym of untrammeled fun and revelry. The name of this most Goan fair has been taken from a Latin word that means 'put away the meat'. Huge colorful parades bring life to the streets of Goa. The carnival is all about feasting and dancing.

Some other fairs and festivals celebrated in Goa are:

  • Shigmo festival
  • Seafood festival
  • Fontainhas Festival of Arts
  • Konkan fruit festival


These fairs and festivals represent the rich cultural heritage of Goa.

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