Goa Carnival 2018 | India, Dates , Venues & Tickets

Goa Carnival 2018

Where:   Goa, India
When:    Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.

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Goa Carnival is based on the Christian tradition that was brought to Goa in 1510 by the Portuguese. This is the local version of the carnival which is celebrated worldwide before Mardi Gras.

The Goa Carnival is celebrated, every year, for four days (Saturday to Tuesday). The celebration starts on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday. In Christianity it is the first day of fasting out of 40 fasting/ avoidance meat days before Easter.

The carnival events combine fiestas of diverse cultures, religions and beliefs. Various streets shows take place side by side with religious ceremonies. Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.

The climax of the carnival is a colorful parade which is not less amazing than the holiday parades in South America. Giant presentations, floats, dance and varies music are part of the parade.

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Goa Carnival
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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
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Event related information
Admission fee:
 Free
Contact: 
Ministry of Tourism,
Transport Bhavan, Parliament Street,
New Delhi 110 001,
Phone: 91 +011 +23711995
Fax: 91 +011 +23710518

Goa travel information
Dialing code:
Longitude: 73.8333°
Latitude: 15.4°
India information address: Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Trans
Tourist website: www.tourisminindia.com/indiathedestination/index.h

India country details
Location: Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan.
Capital: New Delhi
Currency: Indian rupee (INR)
Voltage and Frequency: 230V 50Hz
Dialing country code: +91
Language: English enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people; there are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language.

India background and overview:
The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest infiltrated onto Indian lands about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab incursions starting in the 8th century and Turkish in the 12th were followed by those of European traders, beginning in the late 15th century. By the 19th century, Britain had assumed political control of virtually all Indian lands. Indian armed forces in the British army played a vital role in both World Wars. Nonviolent resistance to British colonialism led by Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU brought independence in 1947. The subcontinent was divided into the secular state of India and the smaller Muslim state of Pakistan. A third war between the two countries in 1971 resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. Despite impressive gains in economic investment and output, India faces pressing problems such as the ongoing dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir, massive overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and ethnic and religious strife.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]