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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Carnival 2013

Hi everyone,

We are already into Ash Wednesday and I am a bit late with this post but I could not let the day go by without sharing these pictures with you.

My husband, Joe had been to the state of Goa for the Carnival celebrations.  For me, the blaring music and standing in the hot sun for hours at a stretch would be an invitation to a migraine - so I did not go.

These were taken in the capital city of Panaji or Panjim.

A tribute to Mario Miranda - Goa's famous cartoonist who passed away last year..

 Patiently waiting for the floats to arrive.
Let the parade begin !

Well, if you insist on poisoning yourself.....
King Momo !

the native fisherfolk

bullocks carts are still used by farmers
the Goan fisherfolk dance
those are coconut halves.  We use a lot of coconut in our food preparations.

crab anyone ?

Hope you enjoyed looking at them.

Bye for now !


  1. Wow Lena!! fabulous pictures and looks so much fun thank you for sharing huggles hun Sue J xxx

  2. Looks fantastic Lena. Would love to have seen it.

  3. How energetic and colourful Lena.

  4. Hi Lena, looks great fun and what a riot of colour, fantastic, kate x

  5. Looks like a wonderful event.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Hello Marie-Louise, Alison, Carol, Sue and Kate, Thank You for stopping by. You must visit Goa sometime. I'll be posting soon about my trip in December. Due to technical problems I was unable to do it earlier.

  7. This looks like a spectacular event! I love all the bright colors. I'm sure it's pretty warm in India this time of the year. Here in Minnesota it's snowing and cold. I look forward to the warmer weather. Thanks for visiting my blog My Creative Corner at It was so nice of you to leave a comment.

    1. Hi Wanda, We take colour for granted here. I used to wonder when foreign tourists commented on "explosion of colour" but no longer. When we go abroad to visit the children, we see a lot of grey and black. It's just started getting warm - 36C today and it will get worse as summer is upon us. I visit your blog several times a week. It is from you that I got inspiration to craft notebooks and decorate them. You are incredibly creative and thanks once again for sharing your work.

  8. Lena, this looks like a wonderful time. Those colours of brightness are so vibrant and other words a wonderful world...luv aNNie xxx

  9. What a fabulous vicarious vacation I just took! I'm with you though, a migraine for sure, but the quiet pictures were perfect, so thank you. :D
    Lisa x

  10. Looks like a lot of fun was had Lena, Wonderful colourful post Thank you so much for sharing... I really enjoyed looking at these fabulous pics.... Hugs May x x x