What is the Onam festival?
Onam is a famous festival in India. Most of the states in Kerala celebrated this festival. Malayalam festivals are celebrated irrespective of religion. Legend has it that this festival is celebrated in memory of King Mahabali, whose soul was taken to Kerala during the time of Onam. This year 2020 Onam started on Saturday, 22nd August, and will end on Wednesday, 2nd September. Onam dates are based on the Hindu calendar. And the 22nd constellation also falls on Thiruvanam. In the Chingam month of the Malayalam calendar.
Onam festivals include Vallam Kali is the boat race, Pulikali is the tiger dance, Pukkalam is the flower rangoli, Onathappan is the worship, Onam Kali, Tug in war, Thumbi is the women’s dance, Kumathakali is the mask dance, Onathallu is the martial Art, Onavilu is the music, Kazhakkakkula is the banana offering tradition, Onapotan is the costume, Athachaiyam is also the folk and dance.