Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church is one of the major landmarks in the city of Panaji. This beautiful church has been the backdrop in many a Bollywood movie. Built over the hillock in the year 1541, this church is considered as the oldest church in Goa. This beautiful white structure, which has got around 100 steps is also a major tourist attraction.
The feast of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception also referred as Panaji feast is celebrated on December 8 every year. The feast celebrates the belief in the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The church is beautifully decorated with lights and the entire church square is abuzz with activity. There are stalls selling various items like apparels, toys, handicrafts, food & related items, etc. On the feast day, the masses are held throughout the day and there is a procession as well. Nine days novenas precede the feast day and on all these days there is performance of traditional brass band as well as fireworks show. Faithful seek blessings of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception on the occasion of feast.
Especially for Panaji feast, Marcou Artifacts has designed creative artefacts on Panaji church. These are ideal products that one can gift someone or adorn one’s house with through hand crafted items. All these artefacts are lead free and depict the deep connect with the state.
Marcou Artifacts is a truly Goan enterprise which has always taken pride in being Goan and promoting Goan identity & Goan craft through their products. The company presents a fusion of creativity and quality, which promotes local talent. It is an earnest effort to spread the Goan culture and its rich heritage beyond the shores of its land.