Kerela – the land of green and beauty, where one would forget everything else but the fact that no other place is as beautiful as Kerela. Kerela has been a hotspot with a lot of tourist due to its picturesque attraction, brilliant beaches, the remote backwaters, sacrosanct temples, and colourful festival celebrations. The festivals of Kerela are quite amazing to be a part of or be an audience of.

The famous festivals of Kerela are follows:

  1. Onam: Onam is the biggest and the most popular festival of Kerela. People believe that Asura King Mahabali returns to Earth on the day of Onam which is why people clean and decorate their houses. Onam is a ten day long harvest festival and is celebrated throughout India with different regions calling it different names. It is celebrated in the months of September and October. The highlight of Onam celebration is the snake boat race called Vallamkali that people love to participate and watch.
  2. Vishu: Vishu is the New Year of the Malyaali people. They celebrate Vishu in the beginning of April. The prime of this festival is called Kani-Kali which means first sight. On the eve of the New Year, people arrange staple food, flowers, ornaments and jewels and other important things in their room of worship, and make sure that these are the first things they see on the New Year s Day.
  3. Thirssur Pooram: Thirssur Pooram is one of the biggest events in Kerela, which is celebrated in April and May. The prime of this fete is the parade of fifty elephants that are artistically andbeautifully decorated, in the centre of the town of Thirssur.
  4. Nehru trophy boat race: this is the much awaited event and people from across the states and countries look forward to attend this event. The Nehru trophy race is held on the second Saturday in the month of August in the Punnamda Lake.
  5. Easter: Easter is a widely celebrated festival and people in Kerela celebrate it with high spirits. Easter is a forty days long celebration that includes Lent, which is a thirty day fasting ritual.

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  1. sangeetha manoj
    April 2nd, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    karnikaram poothulayunna ee meda pulariyil oro malayalikum manasu niranja…vishu aasamsakal

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