Goa Carnival

A Small Holiday in Goa.. Experience the Goa Carnival
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Goa Carnival showcasing the eclectic cultural mix that the Portuguese and local strains create making it state different from the rest of India…... so jazzy, so lively! Mingle in the riot of colours as the festivities and celebrations continue for 3 days non- stop!
In the days of yore a Portuguese tradition of an annual festival- held four days before the start of Lent- began, where the white colonial rulers pretended to be 'black' slaves, and the slaves, mostly from Mozambique, plastered their faces with flour and took on the role of the masters. The local Konkanis watched in amusement- as they still do, to some extent, whenever a feni-befuddled tourist tries joining in the fun.
The vibrant musical parades and lavish floats are the major highlights of the carnival today. The festive aura fills every corner of the state. Both men and women are elated. They put on fancy clothes and colourful masks and dance to the music that Romans earlier danced on. The state capital, Panjim brims with an escapable aroma of overwhelming fun. Live performances and dances that continue till the night add to the celebrations. The Red and Black dance is a perfect way to wind up the Carnival.
You can also witness a different carnival spirit altogether as you drift towards the villages of Goa. Within the rural areas you will see a group of village dancers 'mell' encircled around an oil lamp, shaking to the beats of the drums. They sing songs praising their ancestors. The loud and fast tempo of drumming makes the dance even more energetic. Doses of fenny increases the fun manifold.

You may plan your holiday as per plan given below.

Arrive on Saturday morning
Saturday noon.: carnival parade in Panjim
Saturday evening : carnival party 
Sunday: Can go kayaking excursion .
Sunday nite: Head back for Mumbai

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