Goa’s hot and happening festival, Carnaval 2015, the only one of its kind in India, is set to dazzle with colour, costumes, foot-tapping music and a soul-stirring extravaganza.
The annual extravaganza – Goa Carnaval 2015 – is scheduled to be held from February 14 to 17, 2015. This time, the fun-filled, four-day event coincides with the Valentine’s Day weekend and this will reflect in the Carnaval too, as the themes will revolve around ‘Cupid and Love’.
The spectacular and impressive traditional Carnaval float parades in other major cities of Margao, Vasco, Mapusa and Ponda will be held during the four-day festivities. Cultural programs and dances will also be organized all across the State and revelers, tourists and Goans will feel the Carnaval spirit flowing through their veins.
The Carnaval was introduced by the Portuguese who ruled Goa for over four centuries and the festival is a legacy of several hundred years of Portuguese rule. From quiet celebrations about seven to eight decades ago, the Carnaval has grown over the years to be India’s biggest cultural event drawing lakhs of tourists to Goa.
And the best time to enjoy Goa in all its glamour and gusto is Carnaval.
This year too, Goa Tourism is aiming to ensure that Carnaval gives tourists the essence of traditional Goa. Brass bands, colourful décor, and Carnaval caricatures will be prominently displayed at all parade venues and across the state.