The funfilled and enthusiastic people of Goa know Holi by the name
of Shimgo in their local dialect Konkani. Here too, people play with bright
colours to welcome the arrival of spring. This is followed by rich, spicy
chicken or mutton curry called shagoti
and sweet preparations. Some
people also know Holi by the name of Rangpanchami.
The most interesting facet of Holi or Shimgmotav
in Goa is the huge
procession which is carried out in Panjim. Highpoint of this is performances
of troupes and cultural drama depicting mythological and religious stories.
People from every cast and religion participate in this festival with great