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Annual Goa Carnival at Panaji

The annual Goa Carnival began with apex of excitement and frolic at Panaji in Goa. Incidentally this traditional and historical event is observed just prior to the commencement of Lent period of 40 days of austere lifestyle. A hallmark of the much-awaited 3-day festival was the parading of colourful tableaux depicting the cultural heritage of Goa. Thus to herald this Carnival, the State's capital Panaji witnessed the local populace being joined by hundreds of tourists, all indulging in revelry.
Courtesy: ANI Videos, February, 2009