“It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”
I am back to document another happening story ( Goa carnival ). 😀 My relocation to Goa is proving to be one of my best life decisions. The time I spend here will be cherished for life and to make most of my time in Goa, I try to explore new avenues everyday.
Today I am here to tell you another such experience, my experience of Goa carnival. Before moving to Goa I have had heard a lot about Goa carnival, the fun and frolic of the city at the time of carnival and I made up my mind that whenever I will get a chance to visit Goa I will make sure to attend the carnival and here I am with my story of the carnival.
Goa carnival is most famous festival of Goa and one of its kind carnivals; nowhere else in India you will find such carnival take place with such gaiety. The history of this carnival goes as long back as 18th century. The carnival is celebrated for feasting, drinking and merrymaking just before the 40 days of Lent, i.e 40 days of fast observed without eating meat and in the wake of spirituality.
So this year Goa carnival took place at three different cities in Goa, Panjim, Mapusa and Vasco de gama, across February 6th to February 9th. Because of hectic work schedule I decided to attend it at Mapusa as it is near my place and the place left me awestruck! <3 The place was filled with floats, bands and dance troops. It was a mix of Portuguese and Christian culture at every place.
The atmosphere was so electrifying and filled with Goan culture. Huge parades are organized every year at the carnival which showcases the exquisite Goan, Greek and Portuguese culture. The carnival is big hit for Goan tourism as well, there were many people promoting the causes affecting Goa and promoting Goan tourism. Floats are also commercially organised by the department of tourism Goa. You can see people in colorful costumes dancing, drinking almost everywhere. We too get in with the crowd, we brought masks and head gears and danced our way off at the carnival.
If you are interested in history and culture of Goa then this carnival is a must visit. We also attended the parade and ate a lot of Goan delicacy. I got to know a lot about Goan culture through this festival and that was one of the reason I wanted to visit the festival. Troupes of mask revelers in gorgeous outfits, huge parades, such creativity and artworks, all have taken away my heart and I surely want to visit it the next year. <3
Now enjoy the pictures –
Hope you loved my Goa travel diaries. I will be soon with number of happening stories in Goa.
Until next post stay sexy stay beautiful.
Much love. <3