Holi Festival, Goa

Holi is the most celebrated festival in India and so, it is celebrated in almost every state of India with the same enthusiasm. It is also called as the “festival of love” as on this colorful day, people forgot all the past grudges and celebrate the festival together. So, it can be said it is a celebration of togetherness. This most-celebrated Indian festival begins in the night of Purnima during Falgun month. The night of Purnima is celebrated with the name Holi Dahan, which is a symbol of victory of good over the bad and the next day is celebrated as Holi in which people play with colors with their loved ones. Holi is known by different names in the different parts of the country.

It is said that vibrancy of these colors brings a lot of positivity in our lives. So, this festival of colors is celebrated with utmost enthusiasm and joy in every part of India.

Holi Celebration in Goa

This spring-season festival is celebrated with full enthusiasm in Goa too. This is predominantly the celebration of good over bad but is also a celebration of winters ending and beginning of spring. In Goa, you will find the most energetic festivities at the temples in the southern states. Here in Goa, Green, Blue, red and yellow are the four main colors mixed with water to celebrate the event. Every color used in the event is selected because of some reason, like green color symbolizes the beginning of spring season, Blue is the color of Krishna, Red symbolizes love & fertility, and yellow is the color of turmeric.

During the celebration, people not only apply colors all over the faces of their loved ones but also throw colored water at each other and dance under the water sprinkles.

The best part of this colorful celebration is that everybody joins the celebration by forgetting one’s caste or religion.

Although Holi celebrations are enjoyed across the world but with other names, there is nothing quite like being in the country where it is originally started, so it can be said that visiting Goa in March is a real treat.

Like any other Indian states, Holi, the festival of color is celebrated with great enthusiasm and gaiety in Goa. A number of activities like rituals and entertainment programs are organized by the state government to celebrate this festival and to take the celebration to the next level. The first traditional parade, which is known as Shigmotsav parade, takes place at Ponda, while other parades like Sanguem, Vasco Shigmotsav, Canacona, Churchorem, and Quepem are held in the upcoming days.

Even though the origin of the Holi celebration is shrouded in mythology and legends, the most crucial aspect of this festival is that it builds new relationships and lasting companionships, which are the driving force of the good growth of the nation. This festival of color exchanging strengthens unity among the Indians and in a way also promotes national integrity. If you want to experience the Holi celebration in unique style, visiting Goa is a must.

Holi Colours Day & Date:-

2025 Festival Date: Friday, 14 March

2024 Festival Date: Monday, 25 March

2023 Festival Date: Wednesday, 8 March

2022 Festival Date: Friday, 18 March

2021 Festival Date: Monday, 29 March

2020 Festival Date: Tuesday, 10 March

2019 Festival Date: Thursday, 21 March

2018 Festival Date: Friday, 2 March

Type : Colours Day

Frequency: Annual