8 Popular Festivals in Goa in the Upcoming Winter Season

8 happening and popular festivals in Goa in the upcoming winter season

Winter Vacation in Goa
Goa is one of the popular travel getaways, especially for beach and party lovers. Vacationers devour this tiny tourist place of India for its pristine silvery beaches, picturesque flora and fauna, and never-ending parties. To experience its opulence, you should visit this place between October and February, as Goa in winter is more charming and eventful. Many popular festivals in Goa occur during this time to suit your mood and budget.

These famous festivals in Goa are about fun and frolic and will undoubtedly make your holiday more exciting. In your upcoming Goa trip, don’t just stroll around the beaches; instead, you can attend these top festivals to make your trip an extraordinary affair.

Sunburn 2022

sunburn festival 2022

Yes, you heard right! Sunburn festival has returned this year after the government’s approval. This 16th edition of Sunburn has already made headlines with noteworthy artists like DJs Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, and many more. All these renowned artists will keep you in your groove throughout the music festival. This 3-days music festival is truly one of the world’s best festivals and should be on your bucket list if you visit Goa in the upcoming winter.

Date: 28th December 2022-30th December 2022

Place: Vagator (every year, this event takes place at Vagator, and there is no exception for this year also)

Ticket price: Rs. 3750 onwards

St. Francis Xavier’s Feast

St. Francis Xavier’s Feast
It is celebrated every year on 3rd December in remembrance of St. Francis Xavier. St. Francis Xavier was Goa’s patron saint, and this festival is dedicated to him. It was the day when the sanctified saint died and was buried. This day is celebrated all over Goa with many festivities and events. Every year, thousands of followers come to Goa to participate in these festivities. During this festival time, the entire Goa becomes energetic and vibrant. If you are keen on Goan Christian culture, you can attend this fascinating event.

Date: 3rd December 2022

Place: Basilica of Bom Jesus and other churches in Goa

Ticket price: No ticket is required to participate in this event

Goa Sunsplash festival

Introduced in 2016, Goa Sunsplash is the most applauded celebration of reggae music and culture. This 2-day music festival presents some of the renowned reggae music artists. The annual music festival has three stages (yoga and dance workshops, a flea market, food stalls and panel discussions). If you are an ardent lover of reggae or like to explore a different music zone, attend this event on your Goa tour.

Date: 21st January 2023-22nd January 2023

Place: Riva Beach Resort Mandrem Beach Road, Pernem

Ticket Price: Rs. 1000-Rs. 5000

Vh1 Supersonic festival

DJ Nikhil Chinappa

 When discussing popular festivals in Goa, the VH1 Supersonic festival will certainly inscribe its name on the list. Being one of the best music festivals in India, Supersonic features many renowned Indian and international artists. Block your dates and participate in India’s most awaited EMD beach party. The famous Indian DJ Nikhil Chinappa incepts this popular music festival. This music festival embraces you with electrifying beats and will inspire you to dance to your heart’s content.

Date: 24th February 2023-26th February 2023

Place: All the EDM and party buffs head to Candolim to enjoy the beats of techno music

Ticket price: Rs. 3500-Rs. 4500 (for three days)

Mando Festival

Mando Festival in Goa

Do you want to explore Goan culture or enhance your knowledge about the literature and culture of Goa? You should attend this Mando festival in Goa on your upcoming winter Goa trip. Mando is a wonderful dance performance designed based on the theme “Love”.  During the performances, men and women wear colorful costumes and graciously dance to the tunes of violin and mud percussion instruments. It is a 30-year-old tradition in Goa and plays an imperative role in their culture and legacy.

Date: 12th December 2022-13th December 2022

Place: Institute Menezes Braganza Hall, Panjim

Goa Carnival (Carnival de Goa)

Goa Carnival (Carnival de Goa)

Goa Carnival is the most extravagant festival and dramatically appeals to visitors. The Goa Carnival is one big party that continues for three days and nights moving in and out of the streets of Goa.

As the carnival reaches its peak, Goans try to portray their Konkani culture through dances and music. The celebration rings with indefinite activities, including songs, street plays with historical themes and magnificent dances by the participants. Enthusiasts enjoy parading in the open air, wearing masks and shaking their bodies, and playing guitars and drums.

Revellers, every year, choose a person to play King Momo, who presides over the chaos. King Momo enters the capital city of Panjim with his entire entourage, which marks the beginning of the festivity. A traveller can dress up in a costume and join the street dancing.

Date: 18th February 2023-21st February 2023

Place: Being one of the famous festivals in Goa, this carnival is celebrated in four prime cities of Goa, including Panjim, Mapusa, Margao, and Vasco.

Christmas in Goa

Visit Goa During Christmas

Christmas is one of the top festivals in Goa when the entire place celebrates festivities and dresses up like a bride. Every nook and corner of this tiny state is adorned with trinkets and glitzy Christmas trees. Things that you can do in Goa during Christmas are,

  • Attend a Midnight Mass (Goa has more than 400 churches, and you can celebrate Christmas in Goa by attending a midnight mass service in a church).
  • Enjoy the fireworks at beaches.
  • Let your hair down by participating in various Christmas and New Year festivals like Sunburn.

New Year in Goa

New Year celebration in Goa

New Year celebrations are coming of age in Goa and gaining momentum yearly. There are fantastic rave parties on the beaches from the night of Christmas to the dawn of the New Year, with foot-tapping music and an inflow of drinks from traditional fenny to more expensive port wines.

Bustling with foreign and local tourists, there’s not a dejected soul in Goa during New Year’s Eve. While enjoying Goa New Year celebrations, one can also indulge in water sports, beach bumming, sightseeing, dancing, pubbing, and much more.

These are some popular festivals in Goa that you must attend in your upcoming Goa winter trip.

In winter, Goa is not only epic but also sensational. To attend these famous festivals in Goa, you should plan your trip in advance with Bookit N Go.

Bookit N Go welcomes customers with alluring discounts on flights and hotels in Goa. Book now and explore this happening place in the upcoming winter.

What are you waiting for? The sooner you plan, the better deals you will get for your Goa vacation in winter.

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