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India (Goa) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Rupee (INR)
  • Banks are NOT working on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
    No alcohol served in shops, restaurants during most holidays
    The nature of holidays in India appeals to culture, national values and religion

    Internet domain: .in - Telephone code: +91 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +5:30 (DST: no)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Thursday june 6, 2024Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday june 24, 2024St John's DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday july 1, 2024Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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    Tuesday july 2, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday august 26, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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    Tuesday august 27, 2024Banks remain openBanks only
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    Wednesday september 4, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday september 7, 2024Ganesh ChaturthiHinduism
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    Sunday september 8, 2024Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - NuakhaiHinduism
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    Thursday september 12, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday september 30, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Wednesday october 2, 2024Mahatma Gandhi Birth AnniversarySecular holiday
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    Saturday october 12, 2024Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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    Thursday october 31, 2024Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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    Monday november 18, 2024Diwali (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday december 3, 2024St Françis XavierBanks only
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    Thursday december 19, 2024Goa Liberation DayBanks only
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday december 27, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Beginning of school year

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    Thursday june 6, 2024
    School holidays :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Sacrifice Day - Tabaski - Id-el-Kabir (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    St John's Day

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    Monday june 24, 2024
    Culture :

    Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Banks only :

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Tuesday july 2, 2024
    Banks only : Annual Closing of the Royal Bank of India (RBI)

    Independence Day

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule

    Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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    Monday august 26, 2024
    Hinduism : Hindu celebration of the birthday of Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sweets, fruits and milk products are available in abundance. Sri or Shree: A prefix denoting auspiciousness

    Banks remain open

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    Tuesday august 27, 2024
    Banks only :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday september 4, 2024
    School holidays :

    Ganesh Chaturthi

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    Saturday september 7, 2024
    Hinduism : During ten days, Hindus must prepare the celebration at home: their house must be cleaned up and purified, in particular at the place where the Ganesh statue wil be put. Those who participate in the procession, end and highlight of this celebration, also prepare their costume. Various religious ceremonies are celebrated. On the tenth day, the celebration culminates. Streets of main cities, especially Mumbaï (Bombay) are the field of extraordinary popular demonstrations. In this day, giant elephant idols are preceded by dancers and musicians.

    Ganesh Chaturthi (second day) - Nuakhai

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    Sunday september 8, 2024
    Hinduism :

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Thursday september 12, 2024
    School holidays :

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Monday september 30, 2024
    Banks only :

    Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary

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    Wednesday october 2, 2024
    Secular holiday : He is the man who played a significant role in achiveing independence for India from the British Empire with his simplicity and strong will power. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as 'Bapu' or 'Father of the nation', was born on the 2nd of October in 1869, in Porbunder, Gujarat. He studied law in U.K and practiced law in South Africa. But he left his profession and returned to India to join the Indian freedom struggle. Gandhiji was a preacher of truth and 'Ahimsa'(non-violence). He started the 'Satyagraha' movement for the Indian freedom struggle. He believed in living a simple life and in 'Swadeshi'. He proved to the world that freedom can be achieved through the path of non-violence. Gandhiji is a symbol of peace and truth. www.indiaa2z.com

    Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)

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    Saturday october 12, 2024
    Hinduism : The victory of Durga on evil forces, the destruction of Vasanas (subjectivity, selfishness, desires...) and the achievement of the deepest Self. Dominance of Saraswati (pure science) over Lakshmi (applied science)

    Deepavali/Dipabali

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    Thursday october 31, 2024
    Hinduism : The Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days

    Diwali (end)

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    Monday november 18, 2024
    School holidays :

    St Françis Xavier

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    Tuesday december 3, 2024
    Banks only : (7 April 1506 – 3 December 1552), was a Navarrese Catholic missionary who was a co-founder of the Society of Jesus. Born in Javier, Kingdom of Navarre (in present-day Spain), he was a companion of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits who took vows of poverty and chastity at Montmartre, Paris, in 1534.[3] He led an extensive mission into Asia, mainly in the Portuguese Empire of the time and was influential in evangelization work, most notably in India. The Goa Inquisition was proposed by St. Francis Xavier.[4][5] He also was the first Christian missionary to venture into Japan, Borneo, the Maluku Islands, and other areas. In those areas, struggling to learn the local languages and in the face of opposition, he had less success than he had enjoyed in India. Xavier was about to extend his missionary preaching to China when he died on Shangchuan Island. [Wikipedia]

    Goa Liberation Day

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    Thursday december 19, 2024
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    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 27, 2024
    School holidays :