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Festivals in Kerala

Kerala is known as many famous colorful festivals, numerous events, rich heritage, costumes and tastes. Fairs and festivals are an integral part of the colorful culture of Kerala. A variety of fairs and festivals are celebrated in this state throughout the year. Most of the festivals of this state are connected with local traditions and religions, and are crucial and cultural structure. If you wish to explore the Kerala's culture and wish to meet the real India then you must be a part of Kerala Festivals Tours which are given below.

Festivals


Ashtami Rohini Festival
Ashtami Rohini, also known as Gokulashtami and Krishna Jayanti or Janmashtami is observed as a day of fasting (vratham) by the devotees of Lord Krishna.


Christmas Festival
Christmas celebrated to honor the glory of the nativity of Jesus on 25th December is the most significant and spectacular of Christian festivals. No other celebration is so enriched with so many customs and ceremonies.


Kerala Boat Races Festival
Kerala is very famous for its traditional boat race which truly is enjoyed by many tourists from all over the nook and corner of the world. Kerala Boat Race is a festival occasion at rivers and backwaters of Kerala. Boat races Kerala are characterized by color, sweat, high-pitched folk music, excitement and teamwork.

Makaravilakku At Sabarimala Festival
Makara Vilakku Pooja can be a seven-day festival conducted annually in the well-known Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala. The festival starts around the auspicious day of Makara Sankranthi, the day on which the sun is in summer season solstice (vernal equinox).

Mandala Pooja
Mandala Pooja celebrations continues for a period of 41 days beginning from first day of the Malayalam month of Vrishchikam (November-December) and culminating on eleventh day of Dhanu (December-January).


Onam Festival
Onam is one of the most important festivals of Kerala. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by people of all communities.


Puthari Festival
Puthari is celebrated in the Malayalese month of Chingam (August-September) after the paddy harvest. It is also called as Huthari in some regions is a joyous harvest festival celebrated in South India.


Thiruvathira festival
Thiruvathira is celebrated on the asterism Thiruvathira in Dhanu, the fifth month of Malayalese calendar (Kolla Varsham). This corresponds to the month of December-January according to Gregorian calendar.

Thrissur pooram
Thrissur Festival is best known for its mammoth Pooram Festival, which is the most colourful and spectacular temple festival of Kerala.



Vishu Festival
The festival of Vishu is celebrated with joy and mirth on the first day of Malayalese month of Medam. This corresponds to the month of April-May according to Gregorian calendar.


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