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Raintree kids zone by Nirmala Institute of Education at Samba Square

The Samba Square at the Jardin Garcia de Orta wore a clourful look with massive carnival masks, streamers and kiosks lined along the streets as Carnival kicked off in Goa. Popular bands Forefront and Raagas to Riches belted out popular tracks through the evening as the city celebrated the first day of Carnival.

 In its fourth edition, the citizens of Goa came together to celebrate and revive the nostalgia of the years gone by at Samba Square which is being held at the Jardim Garcia de Orta garden in Panaji.

King Momo Shalom Sardinha who presided over the carnaval float parade visited Samba Square  on the very first day to interact with children and shake a leg with revellers at the event

Nirmala Institute of Education and Bookworm have planned a host of activities for children of all age groups. Activities included workshops in quilling, kite making, clay modeling, painting, art from waste and more. Special games, kids zones and photo op station has been set up so that people can click photographs and take back memories of the fun evenings.

FC Goa fans dropped by the lounge at Samba Square to click pictures with their favorite team. Children showed their football skills and played a quick game of football on the lawns.

The traditional Red & Black dance which is generally held on the last day of the carnaval 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,desert cart  décor and lighting. Mouth watering eats from Vasquitos, Alua, Janet & John, Chicken Man and Pizza Mia will be on offer.

Live entertainment will be featured at the pergola in the garden all through the four days. The stage set up on the street outside the garden features music from popular bands A26, Rhythm & Blues, Forefront and Raagas to Riches.