Friday, June 21, 2024

Fairs and Festivals

Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

The religious feast of Immaculate Conception of our Lady (Mary) is celebrated all over Goa on the 15th August. The date of this ceremony differs from place to place in Goa, but the 15th August is generally common to most parts of Goa. On that day the farmer cuts the first ears of milk-filled corn from the rice-field and presents them for God's blessing.