Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra

Carnival @ Goa

The Carnival @ Goa, Panaji.

Very inclusive street party with floats put up by villages and individuals – the parade had participants from all profile  groups, the young & the old, the fat and the fit, the educated posh and the minimally educated simple people – farmers, fishermen – grandmas, students, brahma kumaris …all content all happy.

So many social awareness themed floats ….. about the health of oceans and trees …

Quite a diverse medley of participants in the parade!

IMG_8336 IMG_8337 IMG_8339 IMG_8345 IMG_8347 IMG_8352 IMG_8354 IMG_8366 IMG_8382 IMG_8384 IMG_8389 IMG_8392 IMG_8401 IMG_8403 IMG_8409


A float creating awareness about the tragedy tree-cutting.



A float created using plastic bottles & beer cans fished out of the river & the sea… a dramatic concept to convey the dramatic message.




Lost of small groups dancing to the beats of the loud foot-tapping goan music! The best part was the inclusiveness – grannys and children and everyone in between joined in as spectators or participants.

The Carnival and the Shigmo – coming up in March – are Goa’s iconic festivals ….

God bless Goa!



Feb 2016



One comment on “Carnival @ Goa

  1. Pingback: Goa Diaries | The Wovensouls Journal

I'd love to hear your view on this. Please comment below:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on February 7, 2016 by in Culture Kaleidoscope and tagged , , , , .

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 5,174 other followers





%d bloggers like this: