A throwback to the days of 18th-century Portuguese colonialism,
the Goa Carnival is a mardi gras-style four-day party held every
year on the weekend before Ash Wednesday, and which encompasses
three days of music, dancing and general merriment. Though
primarily a Christian custom, the carnival is celebrated with great
enthusiasm by the local Hindu people, and their traditions are also
evident in the festivities.
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