This Year Onam is festival will be celebrated between August 22 and August 31. Onam is an annual holiday and festival celebrated in Kerala, India. It is also a harvest festival, and falls on the 22nd nakshatra Thiruvonam in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam, which in Gregorian calendar overlaps with August–September. According to legends, the festival is celebrated to commemorate King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam.
Onam is a major annual event for Malayali people in and outside Kerala. It is a harvest festival, one of three major annual Hindu celebrations along with Vishu and Thiruvathira, and it is observed with numerous festivities. Onam celebrations include 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. It is the New Year day for Malayalis.
Onam is the official state festival of Kerala with public holidays that start four days from Uthradom (Onam eve). Major festivities take place across 30 venues in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala. It is also celebrated by Malayali diaspora around the world. Though a Hindu festival, non-Hindu communities of Kerala also participate in Onam celebrations considering it as a cultural festival.
Onam 2020 Wishes, Messages & Quotes
On the happy occasion of onam may you have abundance of joy in your live, good health and immense prosperity. “Wishing You A Very Happy Onam” to you and your entire family.
May this festival of onam be harbinger of cheer, good luck, peace & prosperity, that lasts whole year. Wish You a Happy Onam 2020.
May the Color and Lights of Onam Fill Happiness and Prosperity in your Home.
Happy Onam 2020!
Cheers to the beautiful festival. May your life be filled with joy and happiness! Happy Onam 2020!
Happy Onam 2020 – Wishes to All !
The spirit of Onam is togetherness, camaraderie and living in harmony.
🌼Keep the spirit of Onam in your hearts. May your home be filled with joy, love, and peace. Happy Onam 2020!!🌼
Happy Onam, May this Onam finds your family in good health and let your life flows with Happiness..