Goa Tourism Development Corporation
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Shigmotsav Shigmotsav

Shigmotsav/Gulalotsav Festival
Schedule For Shigmo Parade From 24th March to 7th April 2016

24/03/2016 - Thur Ponda
25/03/2016 - Fri No Shigmo Parade
26/03/2016 - Sat Panaji
27/03/2016 - Sun Margao
28/03/2016 - Mon Bicholim
29/03/2016 - Tue Vasco
30/03/2016 - Wed Quepem
31/03/2016 - Thur Curchorim
01/04/2016 - Fri Sanguem
02/04/2016 - Sat Cuncolim (Sub-center) Tivim
03/04/2016 - Sun Mapusa (Sub-center) Shiroda
04/04/2016 - Mon Pernem (Sub-center) Dharbandora
05/04/2016 - Tue Sanquelim
06/04/2016 - Wed Valpoi
07/04/2016 - Thur Canacona

Shigmo is Goa's answer to Holi, which is a festival of colour. It is the state’s biggest spring festival. The festival honours the homecoming of warriors who had left their homes and families at the end of Dusshera to fight the invaders. Huge dance troupes perform intricate movements of folk dances on the road all through the length of the parade. Many troupes perform more than 100 dances tirelessly, as they have been doing for centuries.