4 Feasts to check out this April in Goa

Evelyn Siqueira


During the 40 days of Lent, feasts are not celebrated in Goa’s villages (or cities, for that matter). However, the festive season begins with the celebration of Easter.

Feasts | Goa | April | feast | procession | Photo: Joshua Gonsalves


Festive processions, alvorada music and fairs are the unique elements of a church feast in Goa.

Feasts | Goa | April | alvorada | music | feast | church | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


If you’re thinking of attending a church feast this month, some of the most well-known ones this April in Goa are in ….

Feasts | Goa | April | church | feast | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


In Siridao, the Feast of Jezu Nazare, better known as Pejechem Fest, is celebrated on the Sunday after Easter. And, this year, that date is April 7, 2024.

Feasts | Goa | April | Siridao | Pejechem Fest | Photo: Rohan Fernandes


The Feast of Our Lady of Miracles, or Milagres Saibinn or Milagres, will be celebrated at St Jerome Church, Mapusa, on April 15 this year, which is 16 days after Easter.

Feasts | Goa | April | Our Lady of Miracles | Milagres feast | Mapusa | Photo: Venita Gomes


On April 21, 2024, the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will be celebrated at St Lawrence Church, in Agassaim.

Feasts | Goa | April | St Lawrence Church | Agassaim


On the second Saturday following Easter, the Feast of St Thomas, patron of the St Thomas Church, Aldona, is celebrated. This year, the feast will be on April 20, 2024.

Feasts | Goa | April | St Thomas Church | Aldona

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