Goa Celebrates Shigmo

Goa Celebrates Shigmo

Welcome spring this year at this vibrant festival in Goa


March 15 , 2017
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Among the biggest festivals celebrated in the lively state of Goa, Shigmotsav kick-started at Ponda on March 14. Primarily a Hindu festival, it honours the return of the warriors. Tradition says that these brave ones had gone to war during Dussehra, fighting the invaders, and come home during spring. Music, dance, delicacies and floats, the spirit of spring will keep shining till March 27. Dressing up in colourful outfits, holding multi-coloured flags and playing large musical instruments like the Dhol Tasha and flutes, the people herald the warriors. Float parades depict the life of a Goan as well as mythological stories. Traditional folk dances such as Ghode Modni and Fugdi are performed on the streets along the procession. And one can gorge on the delicacies lined on the streets. Check http://goa-tourism.com/GTDC-holidays/shigmo-festival.html 

Parade schedule 

City

Date

Ponda

March 14

Vasco

March 15

Valpoi

March 16

Bicholim

March 17

Panjim

March 18

Margao

March 19

Curchorem

March 20

Dharbandora

March 21

Quepem

March 22

Cuncolim

March 23

Sanguem and Shiroda

March 24

Canacona and Tivim

March 25

Mapusa

March 26

Pernem and Sanquelim

March 27


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