Goa Holidays in 2021

Planning your weekly trip to Goa? Here is a list of all national, public, and regional holidays in Goa in 2021. It will help you plan your vacations and leaves for the year.Goa is visited by millions of people during Christmas holidays.

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Goa Holidays 2021

The list of Public Holidays in Goa in 2021 is given below:

Date Day Holiday
26 January 2021 Tuesday Republic Day
29 March 2021 Monday Holi
2 April 2021 Friday Good Friday
13 April 2021 Tuesday Ugadi
14 April 2021 Wednesday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
1 May 2021 Saturday May Day
13 May 2021 Thursday Idul Fitr/
20 July 2021 Tuesday Bakrid/Eid al Adha
15 August 2021 Sunday Independence Day
10 September 2021 Friday Ganesh Chaturthi
11 September 2021 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi
2 October 2021 Saturday Gandhi Jayanti
15 October 2021 Friday Vijaya Dashami
4 November 2021 Thursday Diwali
3 December 2021 Friday Feast of St. Francis Xavier
19 December 2021 Sunday Liberation Day
25 December 2021 Saturday Christmas Day

Many people consider it to be the best place to celebrate New Year’s Day as well. The people residing in the state of Goa also like to spend holidays by visiting the major attraction points. Apart from regular holidays, many people would want to know the dates and days of festival holidays, regional holidays and bank holidays in Goa.

List of Monthly Holidays 2021

Bank Holidays in Goa in 2021

Holidays in Goa are memorable for those who visit this coastal state which offers several tourist destinations, several cuisines, sightseeing places, adventure activities, among others. With the mentioned 2021 holidays in Goa, you could plan and schedule your leaves accordingly which offers a peace of mind that leaves are utilised effectively.

Needless to say, India celebrates three national holidays in a year. In the month of October 2021, Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on 02. Similarly, in the month of August 2021, Independence Day is celebrated on 15. Republic Day, which honors the creation of Indian constitution, is celebrated on 26 January. These are the common bank holidays as well. There are many holidays in Goa in 2021. Let’s take a look:

List of Trading Holidays 2021

Below is the list of bank holidays in Goa in 2021:

Apart from national and regional holidays, there are bank holidays which are observed in Goa. During these bank holidays in Goa, bank officials are off from work. As per the understanding between the Indian Banks’ Association and All India Bank Employees’ Association, all public sector banks in Goa and other states of the country are closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

Date Day Holiday
9 January 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
23 January 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
26 January 2021 Tuesday Republic Day
13 February 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
27 February 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
13 March 2021 Tuesday Second Saturday
27 March 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
29 March 2021 Monday Holi
2 April 2021 Friday Good Friday
10 April 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
24 April 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
25 April 2021 Sunday Mahavir Jayanti
8 May 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
13 April 2021 Tuesday Ugadi
14 April 2021 Wednesday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
24 April 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 May 2021 Saturday May Day
8 May 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
13 May 2021 Thursday Eid-ul-Fitr
22 May 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
12 June 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
26 June 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 July 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
20 July 2021 Tuesday Bakrid/Eid al Adha
24 July 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
14 August 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
15 August 2021 Sunday Independence Day
28 August 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 September 2021 Friday Ganesh Chaturthi
11 September 2021 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi Second Saturday
25 September 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 October 2021 Saturday Gandhi Jayanti
9 October 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
15 October 2021 Friday Vijaya Dashami
23 October 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
6 November 2021 Saturday Deepavali
13 November 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
27 November 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
3 December 2021 Friday Feast of St. Francis Xavier
11 December 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
19 December 2021 Sunday Liberation Day
25 December 2021 Saturday Christmas Day Fourth Saturday

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Description Of Goa Holidays 2021

Republic Day: Republic Day honors the date on which the Indian constitution came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act as the governing document of India. The major Republic Day celebrations is held in New Delhi, the capital city of India, at Rajpath before the Indian President. Ceremonious parades will take place at the Rajpath. Parades are performed as a tribute to the country. In 2021, Republic Day falls on Sunday. People can enjoy a long weekend.

Maha Shivaratri: Maha Shivaratri is a major Hindu festival. The festival is also called “Great Night of Shiva.” It is a gazetted holiday in which a majority of people have the day off. Government offices and stores remain closed. The holiday represents the day Shiva married his wife, Parvati, demonstrating a divine marriage. In 2021, Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on 11 March, which falls on Thursday.

Holi: Holi is a colorful festival that signifies love and affection. It is a major Hindu festival that usually falls in the months of March and February every year. Holi is a two-day spring festival. The first day is called Holika Dahan and the second day is called Rangawali Holi. In 2021, the festival is celebrated on 29 March that falls on Monday.

Good Friday: In Goa, Good Friday is a gazetted holiday. The festival honors the final hours of Jesu’s life, his death and crucifixion. Christians in the state of Goa attend special church services. Many Christians hold parades in order to portray the last days. Local, state and national government offices, banks and post offices will remain closed on Good Friday. The businesses and stores owned by Christians may be closed or have reduced working hours. In 2021, Good Friday is celebrated on 02 April that falls on Friday.

B R Ambedkar Jayanti: On 14 April every year, B R Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated to honor the memory of B R Ambedkar. In 1891, the day marks the birthday of B R Ambedkar, which is an official public holiday throughout the country. In 2021, the day falls on Wednesday.

May Day: May Day is a public holiday celebrated on 01 May 2021. It is also a traditional spring holiday in many customs.

Independence Day: Independence Day is a national festival celebrated every year on 15 August. The day honors the country’s independence from the United Kingdom.

Ganesh Festival: Ganesh festival is a Hindu festival that worships god Ganesh. It is a ten-day festival that falls in the months of August and September.

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti: Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday. The day honors the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.

Dussehra: Dussehra is a famous Hindu festival celebrated in Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra and other Indian states.

Christmas Day: Christmas is a popular Christian festival celebrated by the community of Christians across the world. Needless to say, Goa is the best destination to celebrate Christmas Day.

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Goa Holidays 2020

List of Public Holidays in Goa in 2020

Date Day Holiday
26 January 2020 Sunday Republic Day
10 March 2020 Tuesday Holi
25 March 2020 Wednesday Ugadi
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday
14 April 2020 Tuesday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
1 May 2020 Friday May Day
24 May 2020 Sunday Id-ul-Fitr
31 July 2020 Friday Bakrid / Eid al Adha
15 August 2020 Saturday Independence Day
22 August 2020 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi
2 October 2020 Friday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
26 October 2020 Monday Dussehra
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali
16 November 2020 Monday Bhai Dooj
3 December 2020 Thursday Feast Of St Francis Xavier
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas

Bank Holidays in Goa in 2020

Date Day Holiday
11 January 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 January 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
26 January 2020 Sunday Republic Day
8 February 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
22 February 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 March 2020 Tuesday Holi
14 March 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 March 2020 Wednesday Ugadi
28 March 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday
11 April 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
14 April 2020 Tuesday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
25 April 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 May 2020 Friday May Day
9 May 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
23 May 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
24 May 2020 Sunday Id-ul-Fitr
13 June 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
27 June 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
11 July 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 July 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
31 July 2020 Friday Bakrid / Eid al Adha
8 August 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
15 August 2020 Saturday Independence Day
22 August 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday/ Ganesh Chaturthi
12 September 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
26 September 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 October 2020 Friday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
24 October 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
25 October 2020 Sunday Maha Navami
26 October 2020 Monday Vijaya Dashami/Dussehra
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali/ Second Saturday
28 November 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
12 December 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
19 December 2020 Saturday Goa Liberation Day
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas
26 December 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday

List of Public Holidays in Goa in 2019

Date Day Holiday Celebrated
1 January 2019 Tuesday New Year In many states
26 January 2019 Saturday Republic Day Across India
21 March 2019 Thursday Holi In many states
1 April 2019 Monday Bank Holiday Only for Banks
17 April 2019 Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti In many states
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday Across India
1 May 2019 Wednesday May Day In many states
5 June 2019 Wednesday Id-ul-Fitr Across India
12 August 2019 Monday Id-ul-Juha (Bakrid) Across India
15 August 2019 Thursday Independence Day Across India
2 September 2019 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi Across India
10 September 2019 Tuesday Muharram Across India
2 October 2019 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Across India
8 October 2019 Tuesday Dussehra In many states
27 October 2019 Sunday Diwali Across India
10 November 2019 Sunday Id-e-Milad Across India
11 November 2019 Monday Guru Nanak Birthday In many states
19 December 2019 Thursday Goa Liberation Day Goa
25 December 2019 Wednesday Christmas Festival Across India

Bank Holidays in Goa in 2019

Date Day Holiday
1 January 2019 Tuesday New Year’s Day
12 January 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
26 January 2019 Saturday Republic Day
26 January 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
9 February 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
23 February 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
9 March 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
21 March 2019 Thursday Holi
23 March 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 April 2019 Monday Yearly Closing of Bank Accounts
13 April 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday
27 April 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 May 2019 Wednesday May Day
11 May 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
25 May 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
5 June 2019 Wednesday Id-ul-Fitr
8 June 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
22 June 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
13 July 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
27 July 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 August 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
12 August 2019 Monday Id-ul-Adha
15 August 2019 Thursday Independence Day
24 August 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 September 2019 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
10 September 2019 Tuesday Moharram
14 September 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
28 September 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 October 2019 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
8 October 2019 Tuesday Vijaya Dashami
12 October 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
26 October 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
27 October 2019 Sunday Diwali
9 November 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
10 November 2019 Sunday Id-E-Milad
23 November 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
3 December 2019 Tuesday Feast of St. Francis Xavier
14 December 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
19 December 2019 Thursday Goa Liberation Day
25 December 2019 Wednesday Christmas
28 December 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday

List Of Goa Holidays 2018

The following table outlines Goa holidays 2018:

Date Day Holiday Comments
26 January 2018 Friday Republic Day Honors the creations of the Indian constitution
13 February 2018 Tuesday Maha Shivratri
02 March 2018 Friday Holi
18 March 2018 Sunday Gudi Padwa Kannada, Telugu New Year, Goa
30 March 2018 Friday Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
01 April 2018 Sunday Bank Holiday Closing of annual books
14 April 2018 Saturday B R Ambedkar Jayanti
01 May 2018 Tuesday May Day Many states
16 June 2018 Saturday Idul Fitr Many states
15 August 2018 Wednesday Independence Day
22 August 2018 Wednesday Idul Juha Bakrid, many states
13 September 2018 Thursday Ganesh Festival
02 October 2018 Tuesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti National holiday
18 October 2018 Thursday Dusshera Vijay Dashami, several states
06 November 2018 Tuesday Deepavali Kerala, Goa, Tamil Nadu
21 November 2018 Wednesday Id-e-Milad
03 December 2018 Monday Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa only
19 Wednesday 2018 Wednesday Goa Liberation Day Goa only
25 December 2018 Tuesday Christmas Day Observed in many states

Bank Holidays In Goa 2018

The following table outlines bank holidays in December 2018:

Date Day Holiday
26 January 2018 Friday Republic Day
02 March 2018 Friday Holi
18 March 2018 Sunday Ugadi
30 March 2018 Friday Good Friday
14 April 2018 Saturday B R Ambedkar Jayanti
01 May 2018 Tuesday May Day
15 June 2018 Friday Idul Fitr
15 August 2018 Wednesday Independence Day
22 August 2018 Wednesday Bakrid
13 September 2018 Thursday Ganesh Festival
14 September 2018 Friday Ganesh Festival
02 October 2018 Tuesday Gandhi Jayanti
19 October 2018 Friday Vijaya Dashami
06 November 2018 Tuesday Deepavali
03 December 2018 Monday Feast of St Francis Xavier
19 December 2018 Wednesday Liberation Day
25 December 2018 Tuesday Christmas Day

News About Goa Holidays

  • Extended holidays for government employees in Goa due to long weekends in 2021

    The calendar year 2021 has several public holidays which are falling just before the weekend which offers longer and extended holidays for government and bank employees. With this, the public can plan their weekends and holidays along with their work at the office.

    One of the longer weekends is falling during the festival of Holi which is a public and bank holiday. Falling on 29 March 2021 which is a Monday makes up for the extended weekend. Along with this, the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi is on 10 September which is on a Friday.

    Banks will also be closed on 3 Saturdays in May and 3 Saturdays in October on the account of May Day and Gandhi Jayanti respectively.

    31 December 2020

  • Polling day declared as a holiday in Goa

    The state government of Goa had declared 12 December as a paid holiday for the zilla panchayat elections. The holiday will be applicable for all the registered voters of the poll-bound areas and will be applicable even if they are working outside the territorial limits of such areas along with being applicable for central and state government employees.

    The paid holiday, according to government, will apply also to the industrial workers in Goa along with daily wage workers of the state government and government departments, commercial and industrial workers, daily or casual workers employed in any business, workers of all private establishments and others.

    15 December 2020

  • April 23 declared as a holiday by Goa government

    The Goa government has declared April 23 as a holiday. The decision has been taken keeping in mind the fact that it is the polling day for the general elections and the bye-elections to the legislative assembly.  

    An official statement released on Friday stated that it would be a paid holiday for industrial workers and daily wage workers in government departments. 

    It needs to be mentioned here that Goa sends two representatives to the lower house of the parliament. The results of the two Lok Sabha seats and the bye-elections will be declared a month after the elections are held i.e., May 23. 

    13 April 2019

  • Goa Declares Holiday Today, 3 Days of State Mourning

    The state government of Goa, as a mark of respect to the passing away of Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis Dsouza on Thursday, declared three day mourning and ordered state government offices, local and autonomous bodies, public sector undertaking and all educational institutions to remain closed on 15 February 2019. The Under Secretary (GA-II) issued a notification late in the evening to this effect. Also, as mark of respect, three-day state mourning will be observed across the state of Goa from 15 February to 17 February 2019. The former Goa Deputy Chief Minister has been elected for five terms from Mapusa constituency. He passed away after a prolonged illness on Thursday afternoon. Mr D’souza was appointed as Goa’s Deputy Chief Minister in 2012.

    15 March 2019

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