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Top 6 Colourful National Festivals of Kerala

If you love celebrating colours and festivities with great pomp and show, Kerala is a perfect option to fit in the preference of all kind of people.This land of diversity is rich in heritage and has numerous festivals celebrations which depict vibrant colours, have striking fragrances, and involve heart touching music, old norms and traditions.

Festivals in Kerala are always celebrated with much pomp and show. The festive seasons display the best of Kerala’s rich culture and heritage. You will not want to miss the vibrant colours, exotic fragrances, scintillating music, and century long traditions that set each festival apart from the other.                    National Festivals of Kerala

Oachirakkali Festival

The Oachira Temple is the venue of the famous Oachirakkali (Oachira dance) held in June, a sort of ancient choreographed mock battle. Unlike other temples, there is no shrine or idol at the oachira temple, located nearly 32 kms from Kollam. The principal deity is a concept called Parabrahmam (Cosmic Consciousness).

Onam Festival

Onam (also known as Thiruvonam) is the state festival of Kerala, observed by all its citizens, irrespective of caste, creed or community. It is a harvest festival celebrated once a year during the Malayalam month of Chingom (August-September). Onam is traditionally celebrated with much joy and fervour.

Thrissur Pooram Festival

Kerala is land of temples and temple festivals. If you visit Kerala during the period of January to April, you can watch numerous festivals related to famous temples throughout the state. Thrissur pooram is the most famous temples among them.

Thrikarthika Festival

A festival of lights resembling Diwali of northern India, Thrikarthika is celebrated in the Malayalam month, Vrischikam (November to December). A tour through roads in the state on Thrikarthika night would be a feast to the eyes, with temples, houses and even streets emanating the silent glow of wick lamps

Cheriya Perunal Festival

A famous Muslim festival Eid Al Fithur is popular as Cheriya Perunal in Kerala which is mostly a declared public holiday. In the morning Muslims offer their prayers in group and after this special feast are organized at homes and many other places.

Bakrid Festival

Bakrid is a festival of sacrifice observed by Muslims commemorate the sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim, who voluntarily killed his son at God’s command. The event is celebrated by sacrificing an animal (usually a goat), followed by prayers at the mosques, grand feasts and merry-making.


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