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Festivals in Goa

Many Moods of Merriment
With a harmonious mix of religions in its populations, Goa celebrates festivals throughout the year. Known for a vibrant display of colours and cultural programmes, the festivals attract thousands of tourists throughout the year.
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Go Goa, Go Carnival
Simply applauded as the festival of fun, frolic and music, the Carnival is celebrated just before Lent in February. You can see colourful parades trimmed with mind-blowing music and lavish floats, and the uproarious festivities of three days are presided over by King Momo.

Awe-inspiring Hindu Festivals
A number of Hindu festivals are celebrated all over Goa which portrays a careful preservation of ancient rituals and customs. Chovoth is the most popular Hindu Festival, when clay idols of Lord Ganesh are worshipped with great pomp and show, before their immersion in water. Don't miss the festivals at Shirgao, where devotees of goddess Laira
i walk in the middle of the night on burning hot coals!

Celebrating The Christian Aroma
Goa is the only place besides Rome that has the annual Procession of All Saints (Goa Velha). Apart from the bustle of the cities, the serene villages also spring up to life during the festive times. On the 6th of January every year, villages celebrate the 'Journey of Three Kings' - who came bearing gifts for Lord Jesus - with reenactment by local boys who impressively groom themselves for the exciting role.

Shigmo - The Festival of Colours
Plan a holiday trip to Goa and be a part of the colourful Shigmo festival, celebrating the arrival of spring. You can see colourful floats depicting excerpts from Hindu mythology, accompanied by folk dancers in traditionmal attires, carrying multicoloured flags, that create an impressive sight


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