Goa Carnival is the eagerly awaited festival of Goa which is usually held for 3 to 4 days. This time it falls on 8th February 2013 and will continue till 13th February 2013. During the days and nights of the Goa Carnival you can notice a great amount of zeal and zest among the people. The streets come alive with colors, lively processions, floats, the strumming of guitars, graceful dances and of non-stop festivity. Earlier Goa Carnival festival was bounded within the local population but now it has crossed the state frontiers and attracts thousands of people from all over the world. Goa beaches are the main attraction that draws travelers from across the globe. One must spend their holidays in Goa to experience the fun filled moments of Goa Carnival
The Goa carnival is synonymous with the state of Goa and is the manifestation of the quintessential fun-loving spirit of Goan's at its sublime best. Largely a legacy of the Portuguese era, the Goa carnival has transcended the confines of its religious roots. Seen in a wider context, the carnival of Goa is one of the several carnivals held in different parts of the world that precede the 40-day abstinence period of Lent.
The Goa carnival is held for three days and preparation for this colorful extravaganza starts at least three months in advance. When the big day comes calling, a riot of colors and merriment engulfs the state with elaborate processions winding through the streets. At the outset 'the king of chaos' or 'King Momo' is chosen and he leads the parade featuring dance troupes and beautiful floats.
The Goa carnival parade is an awesome spectacle encompassing a mind-boggling array of activities. Masked revelers dancing to live band music and ornately decorated floats are the highlights of this fascinating jamboree. The carnival culminates with the famous Red-and-Black dance held by the Clube Nacional in Panaji. Over the years, the Goa carnival has come to embody the very best of the unique Goan culture. On the eve of the carnival tourists from all over the world descend on Goa for a sip of the rich heritage of Goa.
The origins and nature of the carnival can be traced to the wild feasts of ancient Rome and Greece. Here, it is important to note that these carnivals started in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies and gradually became known for their revelry. The word Carnival (Carnival in Portuguese) is derived from a Latin word, which means 'to take away meat' and is an expression of the 40-day period of fasting of Lent.
In India the carnival is celebrated only in Goa and not in any other part. It was on the decline even in Goa in the last few years of the Portuguese rule. With the liberation of Goa, the carnival also got revival and boosted the tourism of the state. To feel the magic, excitement and fun of the Goa carnival you need be part of the same!
Wednesday Flea Market
Ingos Saturday Night Market
Mackies Saturday Night Bazaar
Roadside and Beach Stalls
Fashion showroom Miriam Strehlau
PACKAGE FOR 5 NIGHT AND 6 DAYS
Check In : 8th February 2013
Check Out :13th February 2013
Tariff : Rate SGL/DBL $499 USD INCLUSIVE OF ALL TAXES
ACCOMODATION: 5 STAR EXOTIC BEACH HUTS LOCATED RIGHT ON THE BEACH FOR A DIFFIRENT MIND BLOWING EXPERIENCE .
Airport Pick and drop from Goa Airport .
1 night cruise in the sea
Accommodation per person on Twin sharing Basis for 05 Nights .
Welcome drink on arrival
Travelling to panji for Carnival Parade and coming back.
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