Goa Carnival


Elaborate and brilliantly coloured floats, music, dancing form part of the four day Carnival extravaganza in Goa. Like in the many of the Latino Carnivals, the Goa Carnival also crowns a King Momo. The court of King Momo in Goa is usually made up of fire eaters, jesters, dancers, a brass band and other revellers who make their way down the streets of Panaji whilst the King encourages people to “Eat, drink and make merry”. There are celebrations in villages and cities all across Goa. The parade with its floats, entertainers and dancers moves through the major cities. The celebrations culminate with the famous Red and Black Ball held on the evening of the last day.