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Fairs-Festivals Of Goa

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The main Bonderam festival is celebrated on the fourth Saturday of August. Bonderam is listed as a Hindu festival yet the morning starts with a large catholic population engaged in the ritual of cutting the first sheaf of rice in the paddy fields.

Christmas

Like elsewhere in the world, December 25 is celebrated in India too as the nativity of Jesus Christ with traditional joy and gaiety. In fact, it cuts across the limits of the Church to spill over into the streets for all to participate.

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Perched high on a hill in Quelim, Salcete, stands the little centuries-old stone chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios or Our Lady of Cures.

Food & Cultural Festival Of Goa

This 5-day festival held at Miramar beach close to Panaji in November/December offers a rich experience of Goa's unique cuisine - a creative blend of the western and Indian palates.

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Ganesh Chaturthi

One of the most popular Gods in India, lord Ganesh or Ganpati is considered a symbol of wisdom and a bringer of good luck. It is said that his elephant head epitomises everything related to wisdom-small shrewd eyes, long ears that miss nothing, a long nose that can smell out anything fight and his vehicle, a mouse..

Good Friday/ Easter

Good Friday is observed in India in April every year, generally on the pattern adopted worldwide. Christians from all stratas of society trip the Church to attend the Mass held on this occasion.

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Sao Joao Festival

Sao Joao is the feast of St. John the Baptist observed all over Goa on 24th June. Newly wed sons-in-law celebrate at their mothers-in-law's home. On this occasion the mother presents the daughter a basket full of fruits like jackfruits, mangoes, pineapples, etc.

Shigmotsav

Generally known as Holi, the month of Phalgun signifies the onset of what in Goa is known as Shigmo. Celebrated mostly by the masses in the close religious association of religious rites, the festival of Shigmo is accompanied by the fanfare of drum beats and the epic enactions of Mythology.
 

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The Goa Carnival

The joy returns every year for less than a week-five days in Brazil, four nights in Goa-before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent which was once a dreary season of penance and abstinence-40 long week days preceding Easter Sunday.

St. Francis Day

The body of St Francis Xavier lies in a silver casket in the Church of Bom Jesus in Goa. Ceremonies to honor his death are performed on December 3, the day he was buried. St Xavier was a great Catholic missionary, who preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Asia.

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