Shigmo (also known as Shimga), the Goan version of Holi, is a festival celebrated in Goa, a state on the west coast of India. One of the prominent festivals of the Hindu community in Goa. Shigmo is celebrated in the month of February/March. Shigmotsav or Shigmo is a grand five-day festival of colors, celebrated distinctively in the villages, and held for one-week up to the full-moon day in March. In recent years, the state government has been offering its support for public Shigmo parades, made up of traditional folk and street-dancers and elaborately-built floats depicting scenes from regional mythology and religious scenes.
Meanwhile, Shigmo festivals also continue in diverse rural parts of Goa, spanning over a fortnight, with different days earmarked for celebrations in diverse areas. This festival is celebrated around March each year, is linked to the lunar-based Hindu calendar (hence its date according to the Gregorian or solar calendar varies), and comes not far from the Carnival festival, which is also celebrated before the Catholic season of Lent