Here’s another reason for you to take a trip to the party capital of India ASAP: The Goa Carnival!
The four-day fiesta sees the entire state overtaken by energy and enthusiasm.
When: This year, the Carnival is going to take place from February 22 till February 25, 2020.
Where: The Carnival is mainly celebrated across Panaji, Vasco de Gama, Mapusa and Margao.
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The Essence of the Celebration:
The Carnival sees cheerful crowds just losing themselves to the madness of the festivities. While huge, colourful parades take over the state with bands, floats and masked performers dancing in gaudy costumes during the day, the evenings see some serious partying!
Undoubtedly, the biggest attraction of the parade is the King Momo. Who is King Momo you ask?
Well, the locals believe that Goa comes under the rule of King Momo during the carnival season and the king preaches to ‘eat, drink and make merry.’ So every year, the Goa Carnival Council decides on a local resident to become King Momo, who then presides over the festival.
To put things in better perspective, let us show you the best of the Carnival:
How to Reach:
Flights are easily available to Goa’s Dabolim Airport from all major Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. Goa’s main railway station is Madgaon Railway Station. Once in Goa, travellers can easily book taxis and buses to attend the Carnival.
Why is the Carnival Celebrated:
The Carnival is meant to be a celebration of feasting, drinking and merrymaking before the 40 days of Lent begin. Lent is when Christians undergo fasting, moderation, repentance, and spiritual discipline for 40 days as a religious observance.
PRO TIP: – Book your hotels in advance as the festival attracts thousands of tourists. Thank us later!
We hope you are ready to party the Goan way at the Carnival! What are you waiting for? Book those tickets NOW!