Holi Celebration In Goa

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The festival of Holi symbolizes the victory of good over evil. It also marks the advent of spring and people celebrate it joyously with a splash of color. It is the most boisterous of all Hindu festivals, observed all over India, especially the North. It heralds the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The night before the full moon, crowds of people gather together and light huge bonfires to burn the residual dried leaves and twigs of the winter. People throw colored water with pichkari, gubbare and gulal at each other and make merry. Singing and dancing add to the gaiety of the occasion. You can also take part in the festivities if you are away from India by sending online gifts to India during this occasion.

The energetic people of Goa do not lag behind the rest of the country when it comes to Holi celebrations. The festival of spring is called Shigmo in Goa. The festival is celebrated mostly by the masses following all religious traditions. As expected from the Goans, the festival is accompanied with fanfare. Performance on drum beats and epic enactment of mythology are religiously followed. Vivid and vibrant colours of gulal and neel are abundantly used. Shigmotsav is highlighted with performances of troupes in the form of parades and cultural dramas. At dusk, huge effigies are taken in processions and prizes given away.

The Panjim Shigmotsav Samiti also organizes a parade in Panaji. Besides, numerous temple around Goa also make special arrangements for Holi celebrations. Of interest is the celebrations at Panaji, Mapusa, Vasco Da Gama and Margao. Special gulals and pichkaris are available in this reliable portal which you can send as India gifts.

A number of activities, including entertainment programmes and rituals, are organised around the state to commemorate the festival. The Shigmotsav parades with the first traditional parade takes place at Ponda, while the Canacona, Sanguem, Curchorem, Quepem and Vasco Shigmotsav parade are held on subsequent days. The city Shigmotsav parade are held after a week at Mapusa, Pernem, Bicholim, Sanquelim, Cuncolim, and Valpoi.

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The foreign tourists join the locals in celebrating this day with fervour and gaiety. The celebrations begin from early morning and continue till late afternoon. Smoking weed and consuming bhang is a common aspect of these celebrations.

Though the origin of the celebration of Holi is shrouded in legends and mythology, the most important aspect of this festival is that it helps bridge social taboos and builds new relationships and lasting camaraderie, which are the sustaining force of the orderly growth of the nation that is sometimes disturbed by divisive forces. The exchange of colours on the occasion strengthen unity among people and in a way promote national integration. Help your unity stand with your family with gifts to India online.

Amrita Published: Mar 08, 2017 | Last Updated: Mar 04, 2020

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