Goa is one of the most colorful states in the country and festivals are an integral part of Goan life. Every little hamlet in Goa has a tiny temple or a church with a special annual 'jatra' or a feast. Revelry, music and dance, flow through the blood of the Goan community which reflects in the large number of festivals celebrated in Goa.
Asia’s biggest music festival – Sunburn Goa 2014 to be held in Vagator between the 27th - 29th December will get more intense and vibrant with insane activities for dance lovers. Sunburn 14 will host Trance, House, Electro, Techno, Drum & Bass, Psy-trance, Experimental music and more! International artists like Axwell, Afrojack along with Indian talent will be playing their sets live
The feast of St John the Baptist at the beginning of monsoon on June 24th is celebrated by young men all over Goa by jumping into wells to retrieve gifts thrown in by villagers.
Carnival is an annual celebration which begins on the Saturday before Ash Wed nesday. Goa Carnival show cases folk songs along with a colourful parade of floats and dancing troupes
Goa Heritage Festival
The festival is marked by performances by various artists on stages set up in open areas, as well as displays of art work by local artisans who use heritage homes as their galleries. The festival in short is not only meant to celebrate the cultural heritage of the state, it inculcates awareness and appreciation of their unique culture in the hearts of Goans and impresses the need to conserve it for the benefit of future generations.
Exposition of Sacred Relics
The exposition of the sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier which is held every 10 years will be held this November from 22nd of November 2014 till 4th of January 2015, which will be the 17th public Exposition of the Sacred Relics of the Saint. (7.00 a.m to 7.00 p.m)