PANAJI: The Panjim City Carnaval is accepting entries for the Carnival Float Parade 2022, which will take place on February 26th, 2022, in the capital city.
Entries are invited for the six main categories – Traditional, Club/Institution, Family, Sponsored, Fun Junk, and Clown/Joker. There is also a minimum participant criterion and an entry fee that differs based on the category. The form to be filled out for participation can be collected from the Corporation of the City of Panjim (CCP) office.
Each float must be compulsorily accompanied by music that could include traditional musical instruments, recorded music, brass band, and live music, among others. Participants in all floats across all categories must be dressed in Carnaval costumes. Participants wearing plain T-shirts or shirts with commercial logos will not participate in the floats.
The height of the float should not be more than 14 feet, and no part of the float vehicle should be visible. It should be fully decorated. Equipment like generators can be towed in secondary vehicles, which should be fully camouflaged with Carnaval decor. Every float using a generator should ensure that the generator is silent and non-polluting.
Use of animals, offensive, vulgar, indecent, or obscene display, whether in dress, performance or gesture, is prohibited. Depicting any religious scenes or deities to hurt religious sentiments is also prohibited, along with depicting political themes, figures, personalities, or caricatures. No liquor, drugs, or lethal weapons will be permitted to be carried on the floats.
Participating floats with vehicles should report at the starting point by 11 am on February 26th 2022, for the purpose of screening. Only floats with screening passes will be eligible to be judged in the competition. The last day of submission of the Carnaval entry form is February 23rd.
The city of Panjim is gearing up to celebrate Carnaval between February 26th and March 1st 2022, with celebrations planned across the city.