Carnival in Goa

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The week before the beginning of Lent

Carnival is a colourful festival celebrated with great spontaneity all over the state, with a grand parade in all major towns of Goa. It is the merrriment preceeding the forty days of lent. It is a colourful parade of floats and dancers in fancy costumes led by King Momo, the mock king crowned for this revelry.The procession is taken out from the central area of Panjim and ends at the square opposite the Panjim church.

Carnival is held at Panjim, Margao, Vasco and Mapusa and is attended by a large number of revellers to participate in the fun,frolic and merriment before lent.