Ancestral Goa is conceptualised as a focal point for the preservation of the inherent “Culture, ethnic traditionalism and the colonial adaptation” that makes “Goa” a truly unique state. “Ancestral Goa” a one of its kind and the first to evolve in its day, celebrates World Goa Day, at 4 p.m.
The open-air, lifestyle and life-size Museum plays host to the event entitled “A Walk to Remember…”
“Joao & Katarina” (Romeo e Julieta) performed by young aspiring actors will kick off the event. This will be followed up, by the tale of the creation of Goa in Konkani. As the visitors move around the village, the village will come “Alive” with artisans creating the various arts and crafts that were a part of the rural social “networking”!
En route to, “Natural Harmony,” - India’s longest laterite sculpture, of Sant Mirabai, which entered the third book of records, visitors passing through
the tunnel will see posters adorning the cavern walls. This exhibition of Posters are designed by the creative team at, “Art Ads”, Margao and are illustrated by Karishma Alvares. As an initiative, the “Big Foot Trust,” aspires to help reduce the growing problem of “Garbage”, by offering the public, simple and effective solutions. These posters highlight a tongue-in-cheek alternative to the constant public inaction and endless but futile grumbling.
A series of “Blitz- Kreig” sustainers of the posters inserted in the newspapers, as an awareness drive, have encouragingly taken root in positive action.
Ending their sojourn at the sculpture of Sant Mirabai, the guests will pay tribute to the sculpture in an unusual manner. The taste buds will then be treated with delicious Goan eats.
“World Goa Day,” was first celebrated in the year 2000, to commemorate
the recognition of Konkani as one of the official languages of India. WGD is intended as a day for Goans worldwide, to focus on and take pride in their identity, through culture, language, traditions, music, cuisine, etc. Its objective was to unite Goans all over the world in a day of common celebration. WGD
is being promoted globally since 2000 by Rene Barreto, a resident of the UK.
He strongly insists on the need to sustain the legacy of our Goan language, heritage and culture, for the future generations of Goans. Officially WGD is celebrated on the 20th of August, but for practical reasons, the occasion is celebrated on or around this date.
ANCESTRAL GOA -WGD 2012
Big Foot - Loutolim
WORLD GOA DAY events:
WORLD GOA - KONKANI DAY -20TH of AUGUST, EVERY YEAR.
GOAN CULTURAL HERITAGE DAY