Fulancho Khuris – the Cross of the Flowers at Bambolim


It’s not a tourist spot. It’s not even a place that someone would visit on a whim. What it is, however, is one of Goa’s most iconic spots on which a church now stands. Known to every Goan as the Miraculous Cross, everyone is bound to pass this place on the way to South Goa. […]

The Lord’s resurrection is celebrated on Easter Sunday


After fasting and abstaining for the last 40 days and nights (Sundays not included), the Lenten season draws to a close with Easter Sunday. This day is also known by such names as Paschal Sunday or Resurrection Sunday as well. Easter Sunday is the most important feast in the Catholic community. Even more important than […]

Celebrating Mahashivratri in honor of Lord Shiva


An important Hindu festival, Mahashivratri is celebrated every year in honor of Lord Shiva. The name literally translates to “great night of Shiva” and the festival is celebrated in India and Nepal too. It is celebrated on the new moon day in the month of Maagha according to the Hindu calendar. This festival is particularly […]

The Significance of All Souls Day all over the world and in Goa


With Halloween just over, now it’s time for us to celebrate All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Everyone knows how to celebrate Halloween – with scary costumes, candy, horror movies and fright night parties, right? Well, that isn’t wrong but it isn’t the entire story either. The Origins of All Souls Day All Souls […]