Goa’s biggest religious Hindu festival will kick-start on March 14 and will continue in various rural parts of Goa, spanning over a fortnight, with different days earmarked for celebrations in different areas. The float parade will begin at Ponda on 14th March 2017. The city of Panaji will witness the float parade on 18th March 2017. The float parade will end in Pernem and Sanquelim on 27th March, 2017.
Thousands of tourists are expected to visit the state to witness the spectacular Shigmo parades. The Shigmo parades are known for demonstrating the essence of Goa’s favorite spring festival on the streets all across the state.
Some history about Shigmotsav:
Shigmo parade is a religious Hindu festival filled with colors, music, dance and floats.Iit depicts the life of a Goan in elaborate Traditional folk dances like Ghode Modni and Fugdi performing on streets in massive troupes along the procession, showcasing the tradition of Goa. The streets of Goa during Shigmotsav are lit up with attractive décor, lively parades, delicious Goan delicacies, and music and dance performances.
The Shigmo parade schedule is as follows:
|Sanguem and Shiroda||March 24|
|Canacona and Tivim||March 25|
|Pernem and Sanquelim||March 27|