Goa Bank Holidays 2023

Goa has 16 bank holidays in the year 2023 excluding the second/fourth Saturday and Sundays. Below is the the month-wise 2023 bank holidays list in Goa.

DATE
REASON / REMARKS
January
January 26, Thursday, 2023
Republic Day
March
March 8, Wednesday, 2023
Holi
March 22, Wednesday, 2023
Ugadi
April
April 7, Friday, 2023
Good Friday
April 14, Friday, 2023
Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
April 22, Saturday, 2023
Idul Fitr
May
May 1, Monday, 2023
May Day
June
June 29, Thursday, 2023
Bakrid / Eid al Adha
August
August 15, Tuesday, 2023
Independence Day
September
September 19, Tuesday, 2023
Ganesh Chaturthi
October
October 2, Monday, 2023
Gandhi Jayanti
October 24, Tuesday, 2023
Vijaya Dashami
November
November 12, Sunday, 2023
Diwali
December
December 3, Sunday, 2023
Feast of St Francis Xavier
December 19, Tuesday, 2023
Liberation Day
December 25, Monday, 2023
Christmas Day

FAQs on Goa Bank Holidays 2023

Goa has 16 bank holidays in 2023.

No. The second and fourth Saturdays are not included in the above list, as the days are by default declared holidays.

We keep updating the bank holidays on this page for Goa. So the Goa 2025 holidays will also be posted on this page at the end of 2024.

Goa Bank Holidays 2024

Goa has 17 bank holidays in the year 2024 excluding the second/fourth Saturday and Sundays. Below is the the month-wise 2024 bank holidays list in Goa.

DATE
REASON / REMARKS
January
January 5, Friday, 2024
May Day
January 26, Friday, 2024
Republic Day
March
March 25, Monday, 2024
Holi
March 29, Friday, 2024
Good Friday
April
April 9, Tuesday, 2024
Ugadi
April 10, Wednesday, 2024
Idul Fitr
April 14, Sunday, 2024
Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
June
June 17, Monday, 2024
Bakrid / Eid al Adha
August
August 15, Thursday, 2024
Independence Day
September
September 6, Friday, 2024
Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday
September 7, Saturday, 2024
Ganesh Chaturthi
October
October 2, Wednesday, 2024
Gandhi Jayanti
October 13, Sunday, 2024
Vijaya Dashami
November
November 1, Friday, 2024
Diwali
December
December 3, Tuesday, 2024
Feast of St Francis Xavier
December 19, Thursday, 2024
Liberation Day
December 25, Wednesday, 2024
Christmas Day

More About Goa Holidays 2023

In the Hindu scriptures, Goa is derived from the word ‘Gomanta’ which means place for cow. According to the studies, it is believed that God Parashurama, the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu created the land of Goa. As per the legend, ten sages performed the fire sacrifice was the creator of the Goan region. According to the legend, he and ten sages had commenced fire sacrifices in the land of Goa. The gist of the Sanskrit is originated with the settlement of Parashurama and the sages carrying Brahminical hegemony.

Goa-Indeed an Amazing Destination

If you are going to Goa and wanted to know amazing destinations there, then here is the list: 

  • Nightlife: Goa’s nightlife is very popular. People love to spend nightlife on beaches and nightclubs. Goa’s nightlife is increasing tourists year by year accompanied by delicious food stalls and shops. You might find tattoo shops in Goa.
  • Adventure & Water Sports: If you are looking forward for adventure and water sports in Goa then here are several opportunities for you. In case, it is your first visit or you are an enthusiastic explorer, pick the adventure sports such as wakeboarding, kayaking, scuba diving, and white-water rafting.

Physical Details-Explained Inch by Inch

  • State: Goa is the state that comes within Indian Union
  • Capital: Panaji
  • Area Spread Into: 3702 sq.km.
  • Commercial Capital: Margao
  • International Dialing Code: 00 91 832
  • Domestic Dialing Code: 0 832
  • Official State Animal: Bison
  • Official State Bird: Ruby-throated Yellow Bulbul
  • Official state tree: Matti
  • Biggest rivers: Zuari and Mandovi
  • Highest peak: Sonsogad in Sattari

Climate

Goa follows the consistent climate entire year. December and January require light woolen clothes, however, April and May are warm seasons. The months from June to October brings rain. The summer ranges from 24 Celsius to 32.7 C and ranges from 21.3 C to 32.2 C in winters.

Population

The total population is 13, 43, 998, and around 0.15 to 0.2 million are immigrants who have settled in Goa.

Religion

Mainly Hinduism, Christianity and Muslim cultures are followed by the people.

Rainfall

Average rainfall 320 cms from June to September.

Literacy Rate

82.3%

Major Attractions

Fort Aguada & Candolim, Mapusa, Panjim, Ponda, Margao, Old Goa, Vasco-de-Gama

Shopping

Goa is known for shopping. It is one of the activities to engage in. Goa comprises of flea markets and boutiques across the town, which offer great bargains on various items from beachwear to junk jewelery.

Cuisine

Goa’s cuisine draws attention of many. It is consisted of seafood, western restaurants and traditional eateries. You will find chilled beers in Goa which is low in cost as compared to other states in the nation. Therefore, you can enjoy eating in Goa without compromising in the quality.

Beaches

There are various beaches in Goa. All of them beautiful and out of these are Calangute beach, Palolem beach, Ajuna beach, Candolim beach, and Arambol beach.

Goa’s Culture

Portugese have ruled over Goa 450 years ago before colonized by the British. Therefore, the Goan architecture and culture has the shadow of Portugal culture. The place is also an abode of beautiful churches like Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of St. Francis of Assisi and Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. The bell in the Immaculate Conception Church is the largest bell and the building serves as the lighthouse for sailors. In addition to this, the place comprises of incredible forts such as Regis Magos Fort.

Travellers find Goa as the grace the world. This is the most westernized state in India. The people of Goa are called Goans. These people speak Konkani language. The entire Konkani language is influenced by Portugese .This state is ruled by different ethnicities in the past, culture, festivals, and traditions. New Year at Goa is celebrated at a very large scale.

Things to Know While Going to Goa

If you are planning to visit Goa, here are some important things to know before you plan for a visit:

  • Drugs are not legal in Goa though available in abundance. Buying and carrying drugs is full of danger and lead to imprisonment
  • Dial 108 for emergency
  • It is mandatory to cover legs and shoulders while visiting to churches
  • Do not wear beachwear in religious places
  • Heat in Goa may cause sun burn and heat stroke. It is suggested to stay indoors during the afternoon. It is suggested to avoid walking alone in dim light at narrow read beaches
  • It is prohibited to bath nude or topless on the public places or public beaches
  • Make sure to wear bikini or skimpy clothes when you are out of resort.
  • Nightclubs, beach shacks, and eateries offer free WI-Fi connection
  • Smoking is banned in most of the Goan restaurants.

Restaurants

Goa is the home to refreshing and exotic food items. You will find the food has a blend of Konkani, Portugese, and Hindu cuisines. People have vibrant and wide choices to order the food. The main elements used in preparation of the food include Seafood, coconut milk, rice and local spices.

The South Indian food is also eaten a lot here. Some of the traditional Goan dishes are:

  • Xacuti: spicy chicken or meat cooked in red sauce
  • Vindaloo: spicy dish marinated with vinegar and garlic
  • Feijoda: Stew of red beans and pork
  • Cafreal: fried chicken cooked in green masala and toddy vinegar
  • Samarachi Kodi: A dish prepared with dry prawns, onion, tamarind, and coconut
  • Sorpotel: A dish eaten in breakfast
  • Bebinca: Goan dessert layered with coconut
  • Soran: A simple vegetarian curry eaten during monsoon
  • Goan alcohol: Feni made with cashew or palm toddy.

Beach Shacks: Beach Shacks includes Greek Salads and Grills, French Mediterranean Cuisine, Brittos, Souza Lobo for Goan Seafood dishes etc.