Goa Carnival First Look

Thousands of revellers dressed in colourful costumes, funny hats, dyed wigs thronged the streets of Panaji as the parade moved along the riverside promenade along the Mandovi river.

Carnival processions are symbolic of Goa’s colonial Portuguese legacy and are held every year before the holy season of Lent, which is marked by fasting and an air of solemnity.  The festival, which involves a public celebration in the form of long continuous parades of gaily coloured floats with masqueraded dancers, is led by King Momo or king of the carnival, who is a locally chosen portly dignitary, who is given a key to the city.

Checkout the early pics here..

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