As if the whole idea of visiting Goa wasn’t enough, the south tucked state gave the world Goa Carnival. The annually celebrated festival has the Goa streets decked up with people who don flashy costumes and go out to enjoy life as it happens.
This year, the four-day Goa Carnival 2020 has been scheduled for 22nd – 25th February. And if your friends are endearing enough to have had made plans to visit the carnival, then here’s everything you need to know about the same.
The Goa carnival covers four cities namely, Panaji, Margao, Vasco da Gama, Mapusa. The carnival is the best time to explore the Goan Culture, which is the blend of Portuguese and Indian culture.
Throughout the four days, you rally through the four aforementioned cities and their flower-decorated lanes and streets. The best part about the festival is that it is open for everyone and is absolutely free.
Fun Things To Do At The Festival
The festival begins with a parade in the evening that King Momo leads with bands, dancers, fire-eaters, acrobats, clowns, brass bands, jesters, brass bands, leading him. The festival is incomplete without the Black and Red dance that requires you to dress in Red and Black (Rs. 100 fee included) with a mask on, and show the moves you got on the street. Tamasha vibes already.
Besides, during the festival, indulge yourself in colourfully decorated float parades, sports competitions, authentic Goan seafood and a lot of Feni and fashion shows & DJ nights. Now that’s all the Goa in a nutshell.
Things To Remeber
Before you make plan to make your presence felt at the Goa Carnival, make sure you get the hotel bookings done in advance. The month of February and March are peak travel season for Goa means you will have to hustle to find accommodation.
You can check out this story that will help you find places to stay in Goa.