The holy relics of St. Francis Xavier are preserved in a silver casket in the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa. Every 10 years, the mortal remains are taken down for an exposition. The exposition travels in a formal procession from the Basilica of Bom Jesus to the Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, or just Sé Catedral. The relics are kept in the cathderal for 44 days. Various stalls, set up in the vicinity, sell Goan handicrafts, souvenirs, and ornaments. A global event, the exposition was attended by more than 2 million people in 2004.The feast of St. Xavier is celebrated on December 3 every year.
What: Exposition of relics of St. Francis Xavier
Where: Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa
When: November 22, 2014- January 4, 2015