The annual four-day Carnival float parade will be held in Goa from March 2 to 5.
The main float parade of the festival will be held in the capital city of Panaji on March 2 followed by parades in other towns across the state.
The float parade will be held in Margao on March 3, Vasco and Ponda on March 4, while in Mapusa, Morjim and Curchorem, the float parades will be held on March 5.
“We are promoting Carnival worldwide with fun and fervour; tourists should come to Goa to witness our unique culture. They are invited…khao piyo aur majja karo (eat drink and be merry),” said Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar while interacting with reporters in Panaji.
He said that the department has prepared a budget of Rs 3 crore for the festival including Rs 1.5 crore for decoration and illumination of streets through
which the Carnival parades will pass. He said that adequate security arrangements would be made for tourists arriving in the state for the Carnival festival.
Earlier in the day, Ajgaonkar held a meeting with officials of the department to take stock of preparation for the festival.