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28th Cochin Carnival in Fort Kochi

Cochin Carnival 2011-2012India, our country consists of different states of which Kerala is a land of festivals. We Malayalees are familiar with this fact. There are different festivals like Onam, Vishu, Christmas, Pongala and many more which are celebrated by Kerala people. But this article will give interesting facts regarding Cochin carnival, festival celebrated at fort Kochi every year during the last days of December. Fort Kochi is a place in Kochi city located in Ernakulam district Kerala state of India. Another fact is that this Fort Kochi is one of the famous tourist destinations in Kerala.

Cochin carnival was started in the year 1983. For the year 2011-2012, you are witnessing the 28th edition Cochin carnival. When a person hear the name Cochin Carnival, the interesting fact that comes to his/her mind regarding this festival is about a merry making feast. Many of you may be thinking about the history of Cochin Carnival. Kerala people were familiar with the fact that the first Portuguese fortress in India was established at Cochin by Vasco-da-Gama. Cochin was ruled by this Portuguese from 1503-1663 respectively. At that time, New Year was celebrated grandly by those people. After the end of Portuguese rule in Kerala, the whole Kochi city participated in celebrations and started to make merry making. This is the history behind Cochin Carnival. Also remember that Cochin carnival is an occasion for all people to enjoy. Now you may be in a curiosity to know the events of Cochin carnival 2011-2012. So without wasting your time, go through the following points.

Programs and venues of cochin carnival 2011-2012

Cochin Carnival ProgramsThe cochin carnival 2011-2012 is a festival where people of all age can enjoy. The programs, timings and venues of 2011-2012 cochin carnival is given below.
20 December 2011
•Raga Sangamam(06:30 PM): Vasco-da-Gama-square
21 December 2011
•Chavittu Natakam(06:30 PM): Vasco-da-Gama-square
22 December 2011
•Karate demonstration(05:30PM): Vasco-da-Gama-square
23 December 2011
•Decoration inauguration(06:00PM): INS Dronacharya ground
•DJ music(07:00PM): INS Dronacharya ground
24 December 2011
•Nadan Pattu Competition(09:00AM): Amaravathi School
25 December 2011
•Kolam Varakkal Competition(09:30AM): Pandithan Temple, Mattancherry
•Arts and sports competition(09:00AM): Saudi school ground
•Rangoli competition(11:30AM): Pandithan Temple, Mattancherry
•UTSAV(06:00PM): Vasco-da-Gama-square
•Ganamela(06:00PM): Pallath Raman ground
•Amrita TV Megashow(06:00PM): Parade ground
•Mimics-comedy show(09:00PM): Saudi school ground
26 December 2011
Cochin Carnival Attractions•Kite flying competition(01:30PM): Veli ground
•Public meeting tourism development(06:00PM): Parade ground
•Cinimala(06:30PM): Parade ground
27 December 2011
•Thekoottam kali competition(09:45AM); Pallath Raman ground
•Cat belt competition(03:00PM): Vasco-da-Gama-square
•Gazal(06:00PM): Pallath Raman ground
28 December 2011
•Beach football(07:00AM): Fort cochin beach
•Children's painting competition(09:00AM): Fort cochin Nehru park
•Light music competition(10:00AM): Fort cochin Nehru park
•Elocution competition(02:00PM): Fort cochin Nehru park
•Poetry reading competition(04:00PM): Fort cochin Nehru park
•Dance in hangama(06:30PM): Pallath Raman ground
29 December 2011
•Quiz competition(09:00AM): Amaravathi school
•Dance in karaoke ganamela(06:00PM): Pallath Raman ground
30 December 2011
•Motor bike race(02:00PM): Veli ground
31 December 2011
•Angling competition(09:00PM): Fort cochin beach
•Swimming competition(02:00PM): Fort cochin beach
Burning of papa in cochin carnival•Burning of papa and fireworks(Mid night): Fort cochin beach
1 January 2012s
•Carnival rally(03:00PM): Veli parade ground
•Closing ceremony(07:00PM): Parade ground, Fort cochin

One of the important highlight of this Cochin carnival is a massive procession of elephants with ornamental coverings and accompanied by panchavadyam, music, drums, folk art forms etc. Apart from this, the Chinese fishing nets in the fort Kochi area will be illuminated during this festival. The biggest attraction of Cochin carnival 2011-2012 is the burning of papa on the beach in New Year Eve.

Contact Cochin carnival

Cochin carnival,
River road,
Fort Cochin 682001
Kerala, India
Tel: 0484-2217492, 2217659, 09447014659
cochin carnival Email:
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