Some places of India are well known for their celebrations of Christian festivals. The celebration of Christian festivals in Goa, an erstwhile Portuguese colony, is worth special mention. Some of the oldest and most beautiful Indian churches are in Goa. Apart from the regular Christian festivals, these churches observe auspicious days in the Christian calendar by feasting, prayers and processions. While Goa is predominant, when it comes to Christian festivals, other states are also equally enthusiastic about celebrating the occasions. In many parts of the country, streets are filled with carolers and other entertainers, during the festive season.
Christmas is the prominent Christian festival, celebrated with great fanfare all over India. Apart from the Christians, people belonging to other religions also take part in the celebrations of the festival, which is its specialty. Easter and Good Friday are observed with utmost religious fervor. They also hold a prominent position among the calendar of events in India. Holiday is declared in schools and other educational institutions, for both the festivals.
|Christian Holidays 2018|
|March||11, Sunday||Mothering Sunday|
|25, Sunday||Palm Sunday|
|30, Friday||Good Friday|
|April||01, Sunday||Easter Day (Western)|
|08, Sunday||Easter Day (Orthodox)|
|November||30, Friday||St. Andrews Day|
|December||02, Sunday ~ Thursday, Dec 20||Hanukkah|
|08, Saturday||Feast of the Immaculate Conception|