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Posted on Feb 07, 06:19PM | IBNS
By John Edwards, Panaji, Feb 7 : The eagerly awaited Carnival celebrations in the former Portuguese colony - Goa will be combined with Latin ambiance and d√©cor this year.
The five-day event takes off this Saturday bringing the otherwise bustle cities - capital Panaji, commercial capital Margao, port town Vasco and other major towns under the spotlight once again.
‚EuroúThe decoration is Latin theme-based and so also the music. Various other entertainment programs have been chalked out,‚EuroĚ state Minister for Tourism Dilip Parulekar told reporters.
The state is though reeling under economic crisis due to stoppage of its major revenue generation industry Mining, Manohar Parrikar-government has ensured there is no lack of enthusiasm among the locals and about 50,000 tourists, expected to attend the fest.