Goa Carnival, India

Usha Biswal Rout

22, Nov 2014 @ 12:16 AM
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Start Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015                     End Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015
Venue: Goa, India
Related to: Goa Travel Guide

When is Goa Carnival :

Goa Carnival is anxiously awaited festival of Goa, India. which is usually organized for 4 days. 'When is Goa Carnival 2015' is falls in February but this year it falls in 1st march to 4th march. During this time in Nights the streets of Goa come alive with colors. floats, the strumming of guitars, graceful dances and of non-stop festivity. 'Goa Carnival 2015' is one of the most famous Indian Carnivals, which is a complete sell out in terms of tourism capacities. The Goa Carnival is the most eagerly 'awaited colorful event in India'.

When is Goa Carnival 2015
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It is exclusive and unique to Goa, and was introduced by the Portuguese who ruled over Indian state Goa for over five hundred years. Although, Christians primarily celebrate this three-day Indian Carnival. It has also absorbed Hindu tradition revelry, western dance forms, and turned into a pageantry of sorts and enjoyments. Though it started as a celebration enjoyed only by the local population in Goa, but today it crossed the state frontiers and attracts thousands of people from all over the country and many tourists from all over World.

This carnival is meant to be a feasting-drinking-merrymaking orgy just before the austere 40 days of Lent. Huge parades are organized throughout the state with bands, dances and floats out all night on the streets , and grand balls held from evenings to mid night . The carnival concludes with the famous red-and-black dance held by the Club National in Panajim on the final day. The origins and nature of the carnival can be traced to the hedonistic feasts of ancient Rome and Greece.

These carnivals started in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies, and gradually became known for their singing, dancing and drinking. The carnival is presided over by King Momo, who on the opening day orders his subjects to party. Hotel bookings must be done in advance for carnival as the festival attracts thousands of tourists.

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