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Sunday, March 16, 2014


When is Holi Festival?
Holi festival date is based on the Hindu lunar calendar. It is annually celebrated at end of winter, starting on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna. Holi Day usually falls in February or March.
What is Shigmo?
In Goa, the Holi festival is called Shigmo. Both of the above-mentioned festivals are based on the lunar calendar just like Easter. This is the reason why Shigmo always falls in the Christian Season of Lent - due to the fact that Easter is established on the lunar calendar cycle too.
What is Holy Lent?
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent in the Western Christian calendar, directly following Shrove Tuesday. Occurring 46 days before Easter, it is a moveable feast that can fall as early as February 4 and as late as March 10.
What is Happy Easter?
The date of Easter is the first Sunday after the full moon (the Paschal Full Moon) following the March equinox. The Holy Season of Lent starts forty days preceding Easter excluding Sundays. We wish each other Happy Easter on Easter Sunday because Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. The Easter Sunday service of the year for Christian churches is the most well-attended.. 
In Other Words
some attributes that these events have in common is that they are both moveable - Shigmo is a moveable festival while Easter is a moveable feast - both being celebrated as an observance according to the lunar calendar, but on different dates in different years.

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