Do serene beaches, booze and fish remind you of Goa? Well, the state has a lot to offer. However, the stereotypical expectations often overlook some interesting things like the traditional Goan culture. But if you are willing to explore more of this fascinating place, then Saraswat Food and Culture Festival is your stop. Here are the details of this Goan food festival that features Saraswat culture and cuisine.
Saraswat Food And Culture Festival 2023
The Saraswat Food and Culture Festival is celebrated by the Saraswat community of Goa. Every year, they organise several programmes and competitions like face painting, fancy dress, singing, dancing, and much more. There are food stalls set up by professionals and non-professionals, displaying their culinary skills. It includes everything from vegetarian to non-vegetarian options. For food lovers, this place is nothing less than a food heaven where you can discover new dishes. They also have a ‘wonders from waste’ competition that promotes creative skills in the participants.
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The festival is open for all communities to enjoy the authentic food of the Goan Saraswat community. The chairman of Goa Saraswat Samaj, who are organisers of the festival, confirmed that entry for this festival is absolutely free.
Chief Guests, Felicitation & More
Every year, there is a felicitation event for the merit holders and academic toppers of the Saraswat community. And this year, Utpal Parrikar will be the chief guest at this felicitation programme. As for the inauguration, Digambar Kamat, the Margao MLA, will be the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony. And for the concluding ceremony, Vijai Sardesai, Fatorda MLA, will be the chief guest. The Saraswat community is a Konkani-speaking Brahmin community that is settled in Goa. They often organise these festivals as a get-together.
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Where: BPS Sports Club Ground in Margao
When: 10th to 12th of February
Cost: Free Entry
So, are you ready to witness this rich culture?
Cover Image Courtesy: Goa Saraswat Samaj/ Facebook