The countdown for the much talked and awaited Goa Carnival extravaganza has begun. Now, just a couple of days away! This is your chance to taste the cultural life of Goa at its culminating peak. Well, you already know what we are talking about! Unlike usual partying & dance, this pictorial colourful journey is a surprise bundled with high gusto & zeal that many would try hard to steal a glance on.
The city dazzled up with colourful floats, fancy costumes, delectable flavours of drinks, and non-stop foot-tapping music till the wee hours of the night – truly, it’s a craze to explore. From tourism standpoint, this rich festive mood is a complete seller transforming the city into a colour paradise with thousands of tourists flocking to Goa from all over the world. This year, Roque Tome Fernandes, the musician is commemorated as King Momo is all set to lead the carnival float parade. After all, no one would ever want to miss out the most awaited carnival parade, the grand finale under the sovereignty of King Momo? Would you?
What’s so unique about it?
The legacy of Goa Carnival Party is more than 500 years old. Its history dates back to the 18th century when Portugal rulers first celebrated the fun-filled festival with high spirit & grandeur. For some, the celebration originates from the ancient mixed Pagan rituals in the honour of Gods while for others it’s a Christian custom of revelry in disguise. Later, with many traditional interpretations at the forefront, the festival today is celebrated not only by locals and Portuguese, but by the whole world with great gig and splendour.
About Goa’s Carnival Party
The four day Goa’s Carnival Party or the reign of King Momo kicks off with a multitude of open events such as thumping Roman music, LIVE DJ, dance, food and fascination for all happy party lovers. Electrifying musical ambiences of drums beats with masquerading characters conducting colourful parades across the streets will simply amaze you. The musical vibe is further enhanced with tunes matched up by bagpipers, dancing troupes decked up with masks and fancy costumes, fire dancers, fortune tellers, lip-smacking cuisines, refreshing drinks, merrymaking, splendid presentations, sports & cooking competitions, fireworks and a lot more. The excitement culminates with the famous Red & Black dance that concludes on the last day of the Carnival. With so much surprises fun & colours to explore, it seems the entire state has become vibrantly alive!
Goa Carnival Party Dates, 2017
The opening day of the annual four day Carnival float parade is 25th February and will continue till 28th February of this year. The festivities will usually commence from 3:00 PM and continue for three long days of fun and cheer. To explore the enthralling vibe, make sure that your reservations are booked well in advance.
A Secret Merry-making Fancy Float Delight
Well, is that all to expect? Not likely! Apart from Goa carnival pageantry on land across Goan streets, why not catch some innovative floats on waters? As part of the revelry, Champions Yacht Club organises special cruises for guests and locales across Goa to live up to the Goan music and entertainment. To experience the real cultural heritage of “eat, drink and merry”, the Club throws Goa carnival party on-board with the style statement – come, afloat, host a lavish party on waters, savour scrumptious multi-cuisine food on floating restaurant or stay overnight on cruise. Explore Boat party, Yacht party for Goa Carnival bash on waters and also stand a chance to win exciting discounts at the end of the day. Don’t miss out this unexplored experience!