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Public Holidays in Goa in 2017

Goa Upcoming Public Holidays in Goa

Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi

25 August 2017 This Regional holiday is in 4 days. Ganesha Chaturthi is the day when all Hindus celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesh

Idul Juha
Idul Juha

2 September 2017 This Regional holiday is in 12 days. Commemorates the Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God

Dussehra
Dussehra

30 September 2017 This Regional holiday is in 40 days. The festival of Dusseha symbolizes the triumph of good over evil in the legend of Rama ...

India National and Regional Public holidays of Goa in 2017

DayDateHolidayComments
Thursday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Monday March 13 Holi
Saturday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Sunday April 09 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Friday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday April 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday May 01 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal only
Sunday June 11 Public Holiday Goa. For panchayat elections
Tuesday August 15 Independence Day
Friday August 25 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Saturday September 02 Idul Juha Eid al-Adha
Saturday September 30 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Monday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Wednesday October 18 Deewali Deepawali
Saturday November 04 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Sunday December 03 Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa only.
Tuesday December 19 Goa Liberation Day Goa only

Key

National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • Only the secular holidays of Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday are observed nationally.
  • Public holidays in India tend to be observed on a strictly regional basis. The above dates are Government of India holidays, when government offices will be closed nationwide. In addition, there are numerous festivals and fairs which are also observed in some states as holidays, the dates of which change from year to year.
  • Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are the latest known dates.
  • Although not government official holidays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day are observed nationally.

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