While the Panaji and Mapusa parades will be on April 3 and 4, the Ponda date will be decided later.
Traditionally, the festival begins with the Ponda parade. Shigmo, a state festival, has its parades sponsored by the government.
Tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar chaired a meeting on Friday that was held to finalise dates for the Shigmo parades. “The festival will start with Ponda,” he said. “The date of the parade in Ponda was not decided due to lack of clarity as to on which date the festival begins.”
Ajgaonkar said that Carnival and Shigmo are state…