HOLIDAYS FOR THE PATRIARCHAL CURIA FOR THE YEAR 2012
1st January: Solemnity of the B.V.M., Mother of God & New Year’s Day
16th January: Feast of Blessed Joseph Vaz, Patron of our Archdiocese
26th January: Republic Day
29th March: Anticipated Chrism Mass
5th -7th April: Easter Triduum
10th April: Episcopal Ordination Day of our Archbishop-Patriarch
19th April: Day of Election of Pope Benedict XVI
1st May: Feast of St. Joseph the Worker (Worker’s Day)
15th August: Solemnity of Assumption of the B.V.M,/Independence Day
20th August: Id-Ul-Fitr (subject to appearance of the moon)
20th September: Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd Day)
2nd October: Gandhi Jayanti
2nd November: All Souls Day
13th November: Diwali
3rd December: Solemnity of St. Francis Xavier
8th December: Solemnity of Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M.
19th December: Goa Liberation Day
24th-26th December: Christmas Holidays
Archbishop’s House, Panjim, Goa, 10th November, 2011.
( Fr. Manuel Ubaldo Dias )
That same night, king Belshazzar the Chaldean was killed.