Shigmo in Goa: The Shigmo festival, also known as Shigmotsav is a spring festival celebrated in Goa. The Shigmo parades consist of traditional folk and street dancers and elaborately built floats depicting scenes from regional mythology and religious scenes. Goa’s answer to the festival of colours, Shigmotsav can be termed a fusion between Holi and Carnival. It is the biggest festival for Hindus and is spread over a fortnight. The grand finale of the festival is the artistically-designed and beautifully-lit floats taken out in the state capital Panaji and other places like Ponda, Vasco, Madgaon and Mapusa. Shigmotsav is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of phalguna, the last month of the Hindu calendar. Festivities start with prayers to the village gods and goddesses. The last five days of the fortnight is when the parades are held.
Timings for Shigmo (Shishirotsav) in Goa
February or March