Goa Carnival 2014

#1 Feb 6th, 2014, 09:07
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The Goa Carnival celebrated every year before Ash Wednesday this year starts form March 1-4. Many Tour operators are cheating people claiming it is from Feb 8-11 but it is not true.

And the main reason for me posting this thread is i want to be in Goa for Carnival. Can you guys suggest where should i stay to enjoy the festival to its full effect. I have no clue.
#2 Feb 6th, 2014, 10:27
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Says on the DoT, Govt of Goa website that the carnival is in Panaji : http://goatourism.gov.in/events/details/107/318.

Also read through similar thread's below. Joe's thread is here: Goa Carnival 2013

Looks smashing!
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Thank You. Much appreciated.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post Says on the DoT, Govt of Goa website that the carnival is in Panaji : http://goatourism.gov.in/events/details/107/318.

Also read through similar thread's below. Joe's thread is here: Goa Carnival 2013

Looks smashing!
The DoT website actually says "the opening parade is in Panaji", not the entire carnival. After the 1st of March, each day it moves to 3 different towns, Mapusa, Margao and Vasco, each witnessing the full (more or less) carnival parade.
It would be nice if the typically inept DoT told us that too?
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And today, Goa's wonderful Tourism Minister has announced FIVE towns......

http://www.business-standard.com/art...0600289_1.html

In 4 days? Lordy Lordy, its a miracle!
(although the article seems to have extended the normal 4 days to 5?)

Of course, he hasn't bothered to tell us where.
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Carnival dates are not fixed or dates are not the same every year. Most dates falls in February, few in the month of March.
This year, it is in March 1st (Sat) till 4 (Tuesday).
Floats parades always start with Panaji i.e. Sat, Sunday being Margao, Tuesdays at Vasco etc.
There are parades in other towns too.
Parades usually start at around 3pm and may go in till 8pm (never starts on time though).
Note: The same floats or Tableaux (most of them) also participate in other 4 cities.

Here is last year's parade from Panaji


Pics and more videos of last year here
more videos and pics http://joegoauk.blogspot.in/2013/02/...ival-2013.html Goa carnival 2013

Carnival was cancelled in the year 2012 due to the school children bus tragedy on the day. Their bus plunged into the river killing all except the driver and his young friend of 17
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which operators?
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If you are referring to the bus, it was a local bus, and the 17 year old friend................ was driving the bus at the time.
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Goa Carnival 2014, preparations..
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Carnival Parade / Floats 2014
1st March Panaji
2nd Margao
3rd Vasco
4th Mapusa

Starts around 3pm
There are floats at other places too from 2nd March - 4th March e.g. 2nd March also in Ponda
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Video: Carnival preparations 27.2.14


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This carnival float parade is from Shiroda, Goa
3.3.2014

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