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Ganesh Chaturthi ( known as “Chovoth”) the biggest festival of Goa, and it celebrated lavishly. It is the most auspicious and important festival of the Hindu community in Goa. . Ganesh Chaturthi in Goa usually falls on the 4th day of Bhadarva of Hindu calendar in August/September. Ganesh Celebration Ganesh Chaturthi in Goa , symbolized by the worship of clay idols of Lord Ganesha. Its celebrated for a minimum of two days and can go…

Goa Carnival Festival Goa Carnival is the most famous festival in the state and has been celebrating since the 18th century as a precursor to the abstinence of Lent. The ‘Carnival’ is exclusive, unique to Goa and was introduced by the Portuguese who ruled over Goa for over five hundred years. Huge colourful parades take over the state’s cities with bands, floats and dances, while the evenings mean serious partying wherever you are. Try not…

How it gets its name “Bonderam”? The word “Bonderam” delivered from the Portuguese word “Bandeira” meaning “flag”. Bonderam is the festival of flags. When and where it Celebrated? It takes place on Divar Island on the fourth Saturday of August. The celebration of this festival has a unique history behind it. The villagers many years back resented the rules that were adopted for settling disputes regarding the land issues. The Portuguese then set up flags…

Celebration of Sao Joan Festival of Goa Sao Joan or The birthday of St.John the Bapist the most popular monsoon festivals in Goa and celebrated with great fervour and pomp. Sao Joan Celebration When and Why Sao Joan celebrated? The Festival celebrated in June month to welcome the monsoon and venerate the saint. The festival is especially sacred to new parents, newlyweds and people who purchase a new home. How the Sao Soan Celebrated? As…