HAPPY ONAM EVERYONE!
Onam is an annual holiday and festival celebrated in Kerala in India.
This is a major annual event for Malayali people as it is the New Year day for Malayalis. It is a harvest festival, one of three major Hindu celebrations along with Vishu and Thiruvathira, and it is observed with so many other festivities like, Vallam Kali (boat races), Pulikali (tiger dances), Pookkalam (flower Rangoli), Onathappan (worship), Onam Kali, Tug of War, Thumbi Thullal (women’s dance), Kummattikali (mask dance), Onathallu (martial arts), Onavillu (music), Kazhchakkula (plantain offerings), Onapottan (costumes), Atthachamayam (folk songs and dance), and other celebrations as well. It is the New Year day for Malayalis.
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