Sunday, January 11, 2015

Goa Food and Cultural Festival on February 13, 2015

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 d├ęcor, and Carnaval caricatures will be prominently displayed at all parade venues and across the state.