• Goa Holidays in 2018

    Goa is a notable tourist destination in India surrounded by stunning beaches, beautifully structured churches and temples. It is the smallest state in the country and is renowned for the tourism industry. The state attracts tourists from the country and the world. Goa is visited by millions of people during Christmas holidays.

    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 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

    Holidays In Goa 2018

    Needless to say, India celebrates three national holidays in a year. In the month of October 2018, Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on 02. Similarly, in the month of August 2018, 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 2018. Let’s take a look:

    Description Of Goa Holidays 2018 January-March

    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 2018, Republic Day falls on Friday. 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 2018, Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on 13 February, which falls on Tuesday.

    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 2018, the festival is celebrated on 02 March that falls on Friday.

    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 2018, Good Friday is celebrated on 30 March that falls on Friday.

    Description Of Goa Holidays 2018 April-August

    Bank holiday: Banks will remain closed on 01 April every year. In 2018, bank holiday falls on Sunday. It is an annual bank account closing day in Goa.

    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 2018, the day falls on Saturday.

    May Day: May Day is a public holiday celebrated on 01 May 2018. 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.

    Description Of Goa Holidays 2018 September-December

    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.

    The aforementioned dates of regional public and restricted holidays have been taken from the most authenticated and latest references. There is a possibility that the holiday dates for certain Islamic festivals and the festivals of other communities may be revised later on. We are not responsible under such circumstances.

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