Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Jive and jazz at the Goa Carnival Festival 2011

The mesmerizing sands of time in Goa are a sure treat for all those looking forward to spend quality refreshing time. Goa, long known as the paradise for tourists, has carved itself a prominent position in the history of tourism. The sunrise and the sunset at the beautiful beaches, the wine and the dine at exotic locations serving you with the best and the novel, the party flavors that makes you night and day happening and much more lures the traveler to Goa.
Goa Carnival
The Goans have inherited a lot of their merry-making from the Portuguese culture making it a culmination of both foreign and Indian culture. The ambience embracing people from all cultures and countries makes every tourist feel at home in Goa. Keeping this in mind, the tourism industry has been constantly promoting Goa providing comfortable stay and various activities to keep the visitor’s interest glued to the place. The Goans are famous for their hospitality that adds to the fun during your stay there.
Do you love taking a break and making merry? Did you just say, ‘Oh God, who doesn’t love it’? Then you are totally the person who would enjoy watching the enchanting parades, dancing extravaganza, the ‘tongue-licking’ food and much more of the mesmerizing festivities. The air full of celebration will sweep you off your feet. Yes, I am talking about the festival of Goa, one of the most awaited festivals of the year – the Goa Carnival Festival.
Carnival in GoaThe festival was initially conducted by the Portuguese who ruled Goa for a long time. When they were overthrown, the Goans continued celebrating it adding a little essence of their own culture. The celebrations are a rare sight and cannot be found in any other state of the country. The festival caters to all sections of the society. Whether you are a couple seeking for a romantic holiday or a family wanting to spend some time together or a group of friends excited about your reunion, the festival will give you enough and more opportunities to have fun and celebrate.Goa CarnivalDuring the three day festival, Goans put fancy clothes and dance like the early Romans making the atmosphere jazzy. When you explore the villages of Goa, you could see people dancing around an oil lamp celebrating their version of the Goa Carnival Festival. The villagers relish their own unique way of celebrating the Goa Carnival Festival in their traditional ways. The music from the Spanish guitar and the sound drums will make anyone dance to their tunes. The city becomes lively with fortune tellers, acrobats, clowns and even plays during the three days. Celebrated since the 18th century, the Goa Carnival Festival starts with the grand entry of King Momo to the streets accompanied by floats and pageants. The whole city turns out to be a playground where people from across the globe pops in to relish the enchanting feel of Goa and its happening events.
Casino Carnival
Casino Carnival in Goa
So essentially, the Goans will be partying hard for three days non-stop this year from March 5th to 8th, 2011. The colourful float parades will be winding through the streets of Panaji, Margao, Vasco and Mapusa as King Momo, leading the celebrations with music, dancing and revelry. The details of Carnival Float Parades are:
5th March, 2011 – Panaji 6th March, 2011 – Margao 7th March, 2011 – Vasco 8th March, 2011 – Mapusa
Accomodation in Goa
Accomodation in Goa
Candolim Beach Homes,Goa
Beach Homes, Candolim, Goa
Since accommodation prices are really high during these days, an affordable solution is the serviced apartments at Dona Paula Apartment and Goa Beach Homes, or homestay at Arco Iris provided by The Other Home. Their warm hospitality and comfort offered will make your Goan experience more memorable.


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