Locals perform during Goa’s Shigmo festival

One of the major festivals of the Hindu community, Shigmo is a spring festival celebrated in Goa.

In recent years the local government has supported public Shigmo parades consisting of traditional Goan folk and street dancers and elaborately built floats depicting scenes from regional mythology and religious scenes.

Shigmo festivals also continue in various rural parts of Goa, spanning over a fortnight, with different days earmarked for celebrations in different areas. Linked to the Hindu lunar calendar, the festival is celebrated around March each year.

Photography credit: Fredericknoronha