Carnival in Goa

Carnival in Goa

The word Carnival comes from the latin word "Carne Vale" which means "farewell to meat", meaning that those were they days one could eat meat before the lent season began.

Earlier in Goa the carnival celebration used to be a quite affair with celebrations being centered around the village. Carnival is indulgence of festivities and merry making young people swarmed the streets throwing colour powder on each other. It was only after the 1961 that floats were introduced. Today with the participation of the Government and also big corporate's using it as a platform for advertising a lot of commercialisation of carnival has taken place. Today we have bigger and creative floats with include the King Momo, traditional dancers, floats based on themes . There are lot of cultural programs, dances organised all over the state during the carnival season. The festivities begin with the king momo announcing the Carnival Open and he supremacy reigns for the next three days of carnival celebrations. Carnival Floats are paraded in the major cities of Goa. It always bring alive the sprit. One can see people dressed in masks, funny clothes to amuse people, fancy dressers, lots of colour's and glitter sprinkled all over. Its a peoples festival, The last day of carnival is the closing of the festivities.

However, with the commercialisation of carnival, the local flavour has virtually been left out according the the older golden generation of Goans they do miss out the carnival of their younger days. But still Carnival in Goa Rocks "Viva Carnival - Viva Goa."

Carnival in Goa

Viva Carnival - a little child at the carnival Parade

Carnival in Goa

A pretty little Girl on top one of the carnival floats

Carnival in Goa

King Momo at Carnival Floats - 2009

Carnival in Goa

Floats at the Carnival Parade

Viva Carnival Goa

Youngesters at the Carnival Parade

Carnival in Goa

Floats in the traditional category at the carnival parade

Cannival in Goa

Floats in the traditional category at the carnival parade

Carnival in Goa

Floats in the traditional category at the carnival parade

Viva Carnival Goa

Foreigners being a part of the carnival parade

Carnival in Goa

Foreigners taking part in the Carnival Parade

Carnival in Goa

Dancing on top the Carnival Floats

 

 

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