oa’s most popular Carnival, a festival which is symbolic of Goa’s Portugese legeacy will be held this year from 14 February to 17 February, 2015. This fun filled festival coincides with the Valentine’s Day (February 14) weekend and this will reflect in the Carnival too, as the themes will revolve around ‘Cupid and Love’.
Goa Tourism is also working around for the best themes like ‘Love Goa’ and ‘Celebrate with Goa’. King Momo will pronounce his reign over Goa for three days at the first parade in the capital city, Panaji on February 14.
The traditional Carnaval float will parade in all the cities of Margao, Vasco, Mapusa and Ponda. Cultural programmes and dances will also be organised across the state. From quiet celebrations about seven to eight decades ago, the Carnival has expanded over the years to be India’s biggest cultural fest drawing lakhs of tourists to Goa. This year too, Goa Tourism is aiming to ensure that Carnival gives tourists the essence of traditional Goa blast. Brass bands, colourful decorotion, and Carnival caricatures will be prominently displayed at all parade venues and across the GOA state.
Along with the parade, the annual Food and Cultural Festival is also scheduled from February 13 to 17, 2015. To add more spice to the event cultural programmes, music, dance performances, Goan folklore and culture will be showcased during the Food and Cultural Fest.