Be witness of colourful celebrations at Goa Shigmo 2018
After a successful Carnaval cele ebration, Goa is all set to usher in yet another exciting festival of colours, costumes and culture -Shigmo!
Be in Goa to explore and experieence Shigmo for two weeks all across Goa. Shiigmo begins with the celebration of Holi and continues for around 14 days at various locatioons – urban and rural, giving both locals and touurists an opportunity to participate and enjoy the religious and cultural aspects of the festival.
This year, Shigmotsav is schedu uled from March 3 to March 17, 2018. . Durring the Shigmo
parades, one gets a chance to take a glimpse at the life of a Goan which is depicted in
elaborate folk performances by local men and women who dance tirelessly in h huge processions
along with the parade. Shigmo is the biggest Hindu festival in Goa with processions and festivities taking place all across s the state every year. And this year, the Shigmotsav festival is sure to be bigger and better than n ever before.
Traditional folk dances and performance of mythological scenes is the major highlight of this parade.
On the day of Shigmo, one can n witness people in Goa dressed up in colorful outfits, holding multi coloured flags and playing large musical instruments like the Dhol Tasha and flutes in processions across the cities. An attractive larger-than-life celebration forms s a fusion in the floats that parade through the streets.
Folk dances like Ghode Modni and Fugdi are performed on the streets in massive troupes along the procession, showcasing the tradition of Goa.
People also take out their time to participate in Fancy Dress competitions and parades where they dress up extensively as M Mythological Gods and other significant characters in spiritual humankind.
An interesting element of the Shigmo in Goa is the tradition of covering each other with colourful powder and bright paints showcasing the importance of this unique festival.
During the festival days, Goa loo oks vibrant and thousands of tourists visit the state to partake in the festivities..
The float parade is organized ac cross different cities of Goa and this year it will be celebrated as per the following schedule: