Goan cuisine consist of regional foods popular in in Goa. Seafood, coconut milk, rice and local spices are main ingredients of Goan cuisine. In “GOAN CUISINE” spices and flavors are intense, use of Kokum is another distinct feature. GOAN FOOD cannot be considered complete without fish. The cuisine of Goa is influenced by its Hindu origins, four hundred years of Portuguese colonialism, and modern techniques. The state is frequented by tourists visiting its beaches and historic sites, so its food has an international aspect.
The Goa Carnival attracts many tourists and people from all over the world. This festival was started in 1961 by the Portuguese, who ruled over Goa for 500 years. The meaning of Carnival is derived from the Latin word meaning “to throw away meat”. The carnival was first celebrated by the legendary KING MOMO. The Features of “GOAN CARNIVAL” is fun frolic, singing, dancing, feasting and merrymaking etc. before the 40 days abstinence period of lent before Easter.