Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Director of Goa Tourism, on Thursday  – revealed the details of the Carnaval 2024 Festival Schedules. Clive Gracious, King Momo of Carnaval 2024, was also present on the occasion.

The Carnaval float parades are scheduled as follows: 9th February – Porvorim, will begin with its Curtain-raiser event from IHM to Acdil School; 10th February – Panaji, celebration from Patto Bridge to Campal Ground; 11th February – Margao, festivities from Holy Spirit Church to Margao Municipal Council Square; 12th February – Vasco, celebration from St. Andrew’s Junction (Swatantra Path) to Joshi Chowk; 13th February – Mapusa, jubilations from Mapusa Court to Mapusa Bus Stand; 13th February – Morjim, revelry from HDFC Bank Madhalemaz Madrem to Ajoba Temple Ashwem.

Carnaval will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant, Tourism Minister Rohan A. Khaunte, and other dignitaries in Panaji on Saturday at 3.30pm.

“Carnaval is not just a festival; it’s a celebration of music, enjoyment, and bringing our community together. It is a great opportunity to witness when the streets of Goa come alive with color, music, and dance, showcasing the rich tapestry of our heritage. The Department of Tourism encourages everyone to immerse themselves fully in the festivities, to dance to the rhythms of our music, and to create cherished memories with friends and family,” stated Anchipaka, who also unveiled the Carnaval theme song titled “Carnaval in Goa 2024 (Amcho Goycho Carnaval).” This vibrant anthem falls under the genre of Latin Samba, promising to infuse the festivities with infectious rhythms and joyful melodies. The song is performed by Lavina Soares & Friends Band, ensuring a vibrant and authentic representation of Goan culture and music.

King Momo, Clive Gracious expressed his gratitude for realising his long-cherished dream of embodying the spirit of Carnaval. He credited and thanked the Goa Tourism Department and the Government of Goa for keeping such events alive, as well as their unwavering support, and emphasising the significance of Carnaval as the only state carnaval in India. King Momo urged everyone to stay positive, promote tourism, and portray Carnaval in a positive light. He highlighted the importance of promoting floats, youth involvement, and enhancing the overall experience of the festival. King Momo concluded his speech by expressing his desire to serve as an example for the youth, encouraging them to remain energetic and strive for greatness.


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