Public Holidays in Goa in 2016

Goa Upcoming Public Holidays in Goa


29 October 2016 This Regional holiday is in 7 days. Assam, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Trpura. Celebrations revolve around the triumph of g...

Feast of St Francis Xavier
Feast of St Francis Xavier

3 December 2016 This Regional holiday is in 42 days. Goa only. Francis was a Roman Catholic missionary and a co-founder of the Society of Jesus

Goa Liberation Day
Goa Liberation Day

19 December 2016 This Regional holiday is in 58 days. Goa. Marks the surrender of Portuguese forces in Goa on 19 December 1961

India National and Regional Public holidays of Goa in 2016

Tuesday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Thursday March 24 Holi
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Friday April 08 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year
Thursday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Sunday May 01 May Day Many states
Thursday July 07 Ramzan Many states
Monday August 15 Independence Day
Monday September 05 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Tuesday September 06 Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday Goa only
Monday September 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Except Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Sikkim.
Sunday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Tuesday October 11 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Saturday October 29 Deepavali Assam, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura
Saturday December 03 Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa only.
Monday December 19 Goa Liberation Day Goa only
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • 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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