31 August – 2020

‘Onam’ is a famous festival of Kerala, India. It is the state festival of Kerala and falls during the month of Chingam according to Malayalam Calendar. According to Modern Calendar it generally falls in the month of August or September. The festival commemorates the Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the subsequent homecoming of the legendary Emperor Mahabali. The Keralites celebrate this festival unitedly without the difference of caste and religion.

Onam is a celebration of Ten days. The festival is marked by various sports and festivities in Kerala, including worshiping, music, dances, sports and boat races. People put flower mats in front of their houses, to welcome the King Mahabali. Onam is celebrated with number of cultural elements. This festival is the most important harvest festival of Kerala. Keralites all over the world celebrate this festival with pomp and gaiety.