Name of Festival : Shigmo festival
Time of celebration (Month)
Every year Shigmo festival is celebrated in month of March and dates according to the Hindu calendar that is based on lunar cycles .It is celebrated just before the Catholic time period of lent during which fasting and abstinence from alcohol and other vices is observed.
Major Territory of Celebration
Shigmo festival is celebrated in Goa ,India
Shigmo festival is a spring festival celebrated in the Indian state of Goa Shigmo festival in Goa almost a fortnight and is celebrated with much joy and fervor among the Goans .Shigmo festival is known as Shigmotsav in Goa.It is just like a holi festival that is celebrated in all over India.
The Shigmo festival starts with the appearance of the moon on the ninth day and ends on the full moon day.
Higthlight of the Festival
The highlight of this festival is Colorful parade, grand feasting and merry making.In Goa Shigmo festival is celebrated by organizing large fairs and parades.In this day many small communities and groups of people come together and prepare colorful tableaux.
Shigmo festival of Goa is basically a time to enjoy to the hilt and indulge in true festive spirit of Goa.