Onam is the traditional festival of Malayalees originated from the state of Kerala. Onam is a religious, cultural festival that's celebrated by the Malayali community around the world.
Onam is a Godlike festival from God's own country. It is the time of the year when Kerala is exhilarated with trumpets, drums, elephants, boat races, dances, art, music, floral decorations, lights, colours, rituals and the delicious Onasadya without which the celebrations are incomplete. Whether you're a Malayali or not, the spirit of Onam is Universal
Falling on the month of Chingam in the Malayalam calendar the festival overlaps with the months August-September on the Gregorian calendar. In 2019, the most important day of Onam - Thiru Onam - will be celebrated on September 11th.
Onam is welcomed with a diverse range of activities and celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm. The life of the festival lies in its cultural practices with a repertoire of events ranging from boat races, dance forms, florals, colourful art, food and traditional clothing.