The fun loving people of Goa somehow always find an occasion to celebrate, thus resulting in its lengthy chart of social activities. Besides being famed for lively beaches, monolithic churches, artistic temples and fabulous flora and fauna, Goa is also popular for its Grand Carnival, attracting loads of tourists during that period every year. Carnival in Goa is a non-stop 3-day festival layered rich ethnic colors and traditions adding vibrancy to the occurrence. If you also want to enjoy a party of your life, then join us on Goa Carnival Vacations.
The word 'carnival' is derived from the Latin 'Carne', meaning meat, and 'Vale', which translate to 'good-bye'. Another supposition suggests that the word came from 'Carrus Navalis', the horse-drawn, boat-shaped carriage that was paraded during the Roman festival Saturnalia, in honor of Saturn. It carried men and women in fancy dresses, wearing masks while singing obscene songs. The present-day concept of a carnival seems to have emerged from this pageant.
Along with its beaches, Goa is equally famous for its carnival. Carnival of Goa is so popular that it is the most eagerly awaited event both by the locals as well as the tourists. Carnival is derived from the Portuguese word 'Carnaval', which means 'to take away meat'. It is a the commencement of the period of 40 days of fasting of Lent. During this period abstinence from meat is mandatory.