Goa Carnival 2024: All You Need To Know About Dates, Venue, Events, Ticket Prices & More

With Goa Carnival just around the corner, here's everything you need to know about this year's festivities.

by Sanjana Shenoy
Goa Carnival 2024: All You Need To Know About Dates, Venue, Events, Ticket Prices & More

India’s largest carnival, the Goa Carnival Festival is back again this year. Steeped in centuries of tradition and revelry ever since the late 18th century this festival has attracted people from all walks of life. With the Goa Carnival Festival 2024 just around the corner, we know it’s the right time to give you all the deets, right from the dates to the events in store.

Goa Carnival 2024: Parades, Street Performances & More

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Mark your calendars for Goa Carnival 2024 which is slated to take place from February 10 to February 13. One of the most eagerly awaited events in India this 4-day carnival promises to entertain both tourists and locals with vibrant parades, melodious music, energetic dance performance, lip-smacking Goan seafood dishes and more. The best part is that there is no entry fee for this festival. However, if you wish to witness the Red and Black dance then you’d have to shell out ₹100 per person.

This vibrant cultural festival will take place in three locations in the beach destination — Panjim, Mapusa and Margao. The capital, Panjim will be the epicentre of the festival, its iconic streets will welcome the colourful parades. Mapusa will be coloured in joy and beauty as this is one of the traditional locations of the festivities. The roads of Margao will witness street performances and lively processions that are part of the festivities.

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The Festival Kickstarts With King Momo Parade

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With its roots dating back to Portuguese culture, the Goa Carnival marks the beginning of Lent. Organised by the Goa Tourism Board, the carnival kickstarts with the King Momo Parade, where the charismatic King commences the festivities with colours, joy and splendour. Other highlights include the signature colourfully decorated floats which depict the unique themes of the beach destination. Then, there are traditional folk plays known as Khell or Fell. The Red and Black Dance, a charity event has women dressed in red tops and black shirts and men in black pants and red shirts dance to the beats of musical bands.

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Well, travellers, head to Goa Carnival 2024 this February and revel in the fun festivities.

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