It’s no secret that Goa knows how to party. Every year, the Goa Carnival justifies and amps this tenfold. Naturally, this year is going to be no different. Here’s all you need to know about India’s biggest party. By Bayar Jain

Celebrated on the streets of Goa every year, the carnival originates from the tradition of Mardi Gras, a tradition of hedonistic feasts, dancing and drinking bouts before the fasting and abstinence associated with penitential season of lent. Every year, during the four-day carnival, you can expect an array of dancing troupes, revellers wearing masks and costumes, electrifying live performance music, sports competitions, floats, and parades. This year, too, will be no less. Slated to be held from February 22 to 25, the carnival will be spreading its festive cheer starting from Panaji through the alleys of Margao, till the towns of Vasco and Mapusa.

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Goa – the name of the place alone is enough to invoke enthusiasm, fun and relaxation topped with ultimate cultural and adventurous inclination. Everyone dreams to have a trip in Goa once, whether it is a group of college friends or a young couple or mid age people who seek break from their mundane routines. At some time in life everybody has cancelled Goa plans. So here is the best time to go Goa and check your bucket list. . Goa Carnival is a three-day festivals and most famous in the state. Carnival is filled with Music, dance and entertainment along with plays of a short length which portray the Goa traditions and culture very beautifully. There’s also a parade moving down through the main street of Panaji. Parades are really marvelous, filled with riot of colors and energy spreading positivity all around and dominating the streets with extravagant dance and music performance. Feasting is a major part you can taste some of the best cuisines, drinks and wines here. Goa carnival 0f year 2020 is around the corner taking place from Sat, February 22 –Tues, February 25 . Congratulations for getting featured @ssntchakraborty to get featured on our page: Just follow and tag @theindia.co.in . . Tag the person with whom you want to have vacation in Goa Also tell us about your travel experience if you ever had been to Goa. . #goacarnival #carnival2020 #goa2020 #culturalfestival #goa #dreamdestination #goacarnival2020 #goaculture #carnivalofIndia #goatourism #travelGoa #goacarnival2020 #goa #culture #travelgoals #exploreindia #exploretheunexplored #travelphotography #travelgram #wanderlust #incredibleindia #tourism #traveltheIndia #theIndia #travel #traveldiaries #travelphotoraphy #traveltheworld #followyourpassion

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For those unaware of Goa’s vibrant history and Portuguese past, this fiesta is the best way to get acquainted with it. Colourful and decorated floats, sports competitions, Goan cuisines (with feni, of course!), fashion shows, and DJ nights are just some of the other ways to make merry at this time. The lack of any entry fee allows people of all ages to get a flavour of the Goan fervour. However, if one wishes to participate in the Red & Black Dance – a traditional Goan dance to mark the end of the carnival – then a fee of INR 100 is levied.

However, do keep in mind that this carnival invites guests from all over, making it a peak season for the state. This means that all the hotels, guesthouses, and beach resorts are often fully booked, or have sky-rocketing tariffs. Moreover, chances are the streets and beaches would be flooded by carnival-goers, so visiting any tourist spot could be a hassle.

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