Onam is the annual festival with origins in Kerala and is celebrated by Malayalis across the globe. It commemorates the home-coming of the mythical king Mahabali and falls during the month of Chingam (August-September), according to the Malayalam calendar. A lot of cultural elements are infused in the celebrations, making it a colourful and a grand affair. The festival is celebrated with numerous events that include Vallam Kali (boat race), Pookkalam (flower rangoli), Kummati Kali (mask dance), Pulikali (tiger dance), Onathallu (martial arts), and Atthachamayam (folk songs and dance), among others. The grand Onam feast is called Onam Sadhya. In 2018, Onam will be celebrated on August 25. Celebrate the harvest festival by sending wishes, greetings, and images to your family and friends on SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook.
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