Shigmotsav Festival 2024 Set to Enchant Goa from March 26th to April 8th.


    The annual celebration of the Shigmotsav Festival is scheduled to take place from March 26th to April 8th, 2024. The festivals float parades will commence in Ponda, Calangute, Sanquelim, Valpoi, Porvorim, Bicholim, Pernem, Canacona, Vasco, Shiroda, Curchorem, Quepem, Dharbandora, Margao, Mapusa, Sanguem, and Cuncolim from 26th March 2024 to 8th April 2024, respectively.

    Each place where the Shigmotsav parade takes its route brings forth its unique customs and traditions associated with the festival. In Panaji, the capital city, grand parades unfold with Romtamel, Traditional Dance like Ghodemodni, Dhangar Dance, Goff, Morulo. The beautifully lit floats were based on mythological scenes inspired from the Ramayana and Mahabharata with recreation of victorious fights of the Gods against demons accentuated by light and sound effects.

    The Shigmotsav Float Parade is a visual spectacle, with participants dressed in traditional costumes and adorned with elaborate jewelry by holding huge colored flags, and various cultural elements. The beats of the dhols (Goan instrument) add an electrifying atmosphere, creating a sense of excitement and joy. Every element of Shigmotsav offers a glimpse into the life and traditions of Goans and also allows tourists to interact with locals, witness rich cultural festivities, and enhance their understanding of Goa, making each trip a truly enriching experience.

    *Find Below the Schedule of the Shigmo Parade:*

    Ponda – 26th March 2024
    Calangute – 27th March 2024
    Sanquelim – 28th March 2024
    Bicholim – 29th March 2024
    Panaji – 30th March 2024
    Porvorim – 31st March 2024
    Pernem – 1st April 2024
    Canacona – 2nd April 2024
    Vasco – 3rd April 2024
    Shiroda / Curchorem – 4th April 2024
    Quepem / Dharbandora – 5th April 2024
    Margao – 6th April 2024
    Mapusa / Sanguem – 7th April 2024
    Cuncolim / Valpoi – 8th April 2024

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