Public Holidays in Goa in 2017

Goa Upcoming Public Holidays in Goa

Goa Liberation Day
Goa Liberation Day

19 December 2017 This Regional holiday is in 4 days. Goa. Marks the surrender of Portuguese forces in Goa on 19 December 1961

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This Regional holiday is in 10 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

Republic Day
Republic Day

26 January 2018 This National holiday is in 42 days. Republic Day is an important national holiday that commemorates the establishment of th...

India National and Regional Public holidays of Goa in 2017

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
Monday 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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