Onam Festival in Kerala
If you know Kerala, you know Onam! The state festival of God’s Own Country, Onam is in fact the most popular and utmost devotional festival in Kerala. An annual festival, it is celebrated for ten consecutive days during the month of Chingam (usually August or September) in the Malayalam calendar. Celebration starts from the day of ‘Atham’ and continues till the day of ‘Thiruvonam’ which is considered as the most auspicious day of this Kerala festival.
The fun and enthusiasm of Onam begins with colourful floral decoration at the entrance of the houses; locals make these displays to mark the homecoming of King Mahabali.Onam holds a high traditional value among the Kerala locals, and is celebrated by people from all religious background; this is indeed one of the most striking facets of Onam festival in Kerala!
People put in their traditional attires, meet and greet everyone, arrange a traditional feast called ‘Onasadhya’, and continues with the fun-frolic by participating in various traditional games and activities. Kerala’s traditional dance form called ‘Thiruvathira’ and boat race called ‘Vallamkali’ are also twoof the main attractions of Onam festival in Kerala.
Celebrated Across:All Over Kerala
Celebration Month:Malayalam Month of Chingam (August or September)
Last Celebrated On:14th September, 2016
Next Celebration On:4th September, 2017