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Has any body been to the Shigmo festival at Goa?

by rajvenarora Online Now Mar 19, 2013 at 6:27 AM

This year me and my cousins have planned to celebrate Holi in Goa, it is the first ever time that we all cousins are able to turn up for such an outing. I am very excited for those water sports on Goa beaches and bike rides. The trip is planned till April 7 and hope to have great fun. But apart from the beaches, does Goa has anything special during Holi? Have heard of the Shigmo festival but not sure of how it is celebrated. Has anyone been for the Shigmo festival or celebrated holi in Goa?

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    Re: Has any body been to the Shigmo festival at Goa?

    by Donna_in_India Online Now Mar 19, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    Hi - a great site for things happening in Goa is http://www.whatsupgoa.com/. You should find a listing of Holi events as it gets closer to Holi. Have a great time!!

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    by bag-bug Online Now Mar 19, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    It in mid march held in various cities in Goa such as Ponda on March 28, 2013. Vasco on March 29, Panajim on March 30, Mapusa March 31, Pernem on April 1, Bicholim on April 2, Sanquelim on April 3, Valpoi on April 4, Curchorem on April 5, Sanguem on April 6, Margao on April 7, Quepem on April 8, Cuncolim on April 9 and Canacona on April 10, 2013.

    worth seeing festival, prefered to see in Ponda or Panjim

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    by jeevraj Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    Hey you should experience the Shigmo festival, I had enjoyed it last year.Moreover the Shigmo parade is a classic display of hindu Goan ethinicity as the hindu goan men and women display their traditional folk dances.

    I think the following schedule may help you
    Dates for Shigmo Float Parade 2013
    28/03/2013 - Ponda
    29/03/2013 - Pernem
    30/03/2013 - Panjim
    31/03/2013 - Mapusa
    01/04/2013 - Vasco
    02/04/2013 - Bicholim
    03/04/2013 - Sanquelim
    04/04/2013 - Valpoi
    05/04/2013 - Curchorem
    06/04/2013 - Sanguem
    07/04/2013 - Margao
    08/04/2013 - Quepem
    09/04/2013 - Cuncolim
    10/04/2013 - Canacona

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  • Re: Has any body been to the Shigmo festival at Goa?

    by rajvenarora Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    Hey thank you so much for all your help

    Eagerly waiting to visit Goa and Experience the Shigmo festival

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    by rajvenarora Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 2:42 AM

    Is any one joining Goa during this span?

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    Re: Has any body been to the Shigmo festival at Goa?

    by Donna_in_India Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 4:41 AM

    Hi - try posting/checking out the boards here....indiamike.com/india/india-tr.... You're sure to find someone there at the same time. Enjoy Goa....

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    Re: Has any body been to the Shigmo festival at Goa?

    by ShajiS Online Now Mar 21, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    iam visit 28 th march 2013 in goa

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  • Re: Has any body been to the Shigmo festival at Goa?

    by jeevraj Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    Hey if you are visiting Goa during the same time... i would suggest you should also enroll for the Kayaking training program to be held in Vasco from 1st-4th of April and 5-8th of April in Panjim. I think this should make your trip full of fun and adventure.

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    by rajvenarora Online Now Apr 2, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    Hey Jeevraj Thank you so much for your help

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