A celebration of Goa’s patron saint; a nine-day novena precedes the feast day, when Old Goa's churches are packed. Once every 10 years, the saint is given an exposition, and his body hauled around Old Goa before sco…
Fairs and concerts are held, as is a beautiful church service at Panaji’s Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.
A four-day festival kicking off Lent; the party’s particularly jubilant in Panaji.
A procession of floats and street parties on the Saturday before Lent.
Held annually on the first Sunday and Monday after Christmas, Siolim’s Zagor Festival offers a glimpse into the peaceful coexistence of Goa’s diverse religious communities. Taking place on the Christian feast day of…
On 6 January, Chandor hosts the colourful Feast of the Three Kings, during which local boys re-enact the arrival of the three kings from the Christmas story.
Goa’s version of the Hindu festival Holi sees coloured powders thrown about and parades in most towns.
Film screenings and Bollywood glitterati everywhere.
Colva’s Menino Jesus statue is paraded through town.
On the fifth Monday in Lent, this is the only procession of its sort outside Rome, whereby 30 statues of saints are paraded around Old Goa and neighbouring villages.