Best Carnival Celebrations Around the World

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Shivam Sharma

Here’s your invitation to the world’s most outrageous Carnival street parties. Let the good times roll!

Goa, India

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The Portuguese ruled this corner of India from the 16th century through 1961, importing their Carnival traditions and guitar music, including mournful fado. The four-day-long celebrations now have more of an Indian twist, with Hindus participating along with those of Christian descent; fireworks, for example, are used to wake the gods. The highlight is the procession of King Momo (the King of Chaos) through Goan villages.

Insider Tip: If you’re not in costume, wear old clothes to the parades, as people often dump buckets of colored water on the spectators or douse them with squirt guns.

Best Carnival Celebrations Around the World

Goa, India

The Portuguese ruled this corner of India from the 16th century through 1961, importing their Carnival traditions and guitar music, including mournful fado. The four-day-long celebrations now have more of an Indian twist, with Hindus participating along with those of Christian descent; fireworks, for example, are used to wake the gods. The highlight is the procession of King Momo (the King of Chaos) through Goan villages.

Insider Tip: If you’re not in costume, wear old clothes to the parades, as people often dump buckets of colored water on the spectators or douse them with squirt guns.

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