Celebrations of Goa Carnival 2014 from 9th to 12th February 2014.
Go Goa! Goa Carnival is inviting all culture lovers, "...come, visit and explore the rich culture of Goa, Goan and Portuguese." Carnival in Goa is a three fun-filled days and nights celebration before Ash Wednesday - the beginning of Lent, once a dreary season of penance and abstinence; 40 long week days preceding Easter Sunday.
The three days spend in Goa during your Goa Carnival Tour is like life has once again become alive on the streets of Goa with dance-music-eat-drink. During this the legendary king Memo takes over the state. Mock battles are fought and procession with banner move through the trunk roads.
Dancers are one of the main attraction of the carnival. The red and black dancers of Panjim are the highlight of Goa carnival. It attracts Indian as well as foreign tourists every year.
The music played during the carnival is part of rich musical heritage adopted from Portugal. It is the typical guitar music. Apart from music and dance, street plays are performed before the enthusistic and responsive audience. Depicting popular lullabies and nursery rhymes make whimsical and very colourful sight on the streets. During the celebration, cultural functions and competitions are also organised. At the end King Momo distributes the prizes to the winners.
Though Goa has been introduced by the Portugues who ruled this territory for more than 450 years, this three days celebration is also enjoyed by Hindus.