Goan car­ni­val comes to town

Khaleej Times - City Times - - BUZZAROUND­TOWN -

EVERY FE­BRU­ARY, THE coastal state of Goa comes alive dur­ing the an­nual car­ni­val. A mas­sive cel­e­bra­tion takes place as a pre­cur­sor to the ab­sti­nence of Lent, a 40-day re­li­gious ob­ser­vance. The fes­ti­val is cel­e­brated with much fan­fare and runs across three days and nights with the leg­endary king Momo mak­ing his ap­pear­ance to sig­nify the be­gin­ning of the fes­tiv­i­ties. The streets in Goa re­ver­bate with colour­ful pa­rades, mu­sic, dance and food

Here in the UAE, ex­pa­tri­ates from

Goa can look for­ward to cel­e­brat­ing the car­ni­val with as much pomp and gai­ety at the Goan Car­ni­val Dance that’s or­gan­ised by Razzmatazz 360 De­grees at the Mil­len­nium Air­port Ho­tel Dubai, on Fe­bru­ary 21.

The event is be­ing head­lined by the pop­u­lar Goan band Black in White who will de­light the au­di­ence with their se­lec­tion of hit mu­sic as well as car­ni­val num­bers. Uae-bands Sen­sa­tions from Abu Dhabi, and Desert Rain from Shar­jah will also be there to liven up the pro­ceed­ings. Lo­cal Em­cees Boney Coelho and Con­rad Caeiro will keep the au­di­ence en­thralled through the evening with their en­ter­tain­ing ban­ter. The main high­light of the show will be the Car­ni­val King Momo Pa­rade.

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