The city has donned a colorful look with Carnival masks, coloured streamers and lights strung along the tree lines streets. The centrally located Jardin Garcia de Orta has been converted into the Samba Square for the next four days so that people can come together and celebrate the festivities in true Samba style.
The beautiful and sultry Palomi Ghosh who played Lorna and won the hearts of many in the much acclaimed Konkani film Nachom-ia-Kumpasar accompanied King Momo on his float and also dropped by the samba Square to be part of the celebration.
The Goa Carnival is perhaps one of the most unique festivals in our culturally vibrant and rich country. The state which has a legacy of 451 years of Portuguese rule, celebrates the Goan Carnival, when Goa’s towns and their people revel in, for these few days, each year.
The traditional Red & Black dance which is generally held on the last day of the carnival celebration will be held on Tuesday, 9th February 2016.
To set the mood for the festivities, the street outside the beautiful garden has a number of food stalls, décor and lighting. Mouth watering eats from Vasquitos, Alua, Janet & John, Charlei’s BBQ, Chicken Man, Pizza Mia and Antojioto’s food truck will be on offer. Don’t miss the refreshing feni cocktails at the Cazulo stall.
Live entertainment will be featured at the pergola in the garden all through the four days and on the massive stage set-up on the street with music from popular bands A26, Rhythm & Blues, Forefront and Raagas to Riches.