Kerala Festivals

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01 Tuesday New Year
01 Tuesday New Year
05 Saturday Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
13 Sunday Lohri
14 Monday Makar Sankranti
14 Monday Pongal
24 Thursday Milad un Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet), Sunni
26 Saturday Republic Day
29 Tuesday Milad un Nabi, Shia
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10 Sunday Chinese New Year
10 Sunday Mauni Amavasya
14 Thursday Valentines Day
15 Friday Vasant Panchami/Basant Panchami
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10 Sunday Mahashivratri
10 Sunday Mothering Sunday (UK)
21 Thursday Navroz
24 Sunday Palm Sunday (Western)
25 Monday Passover (Till 2nd April)
26 Tuesday Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranhushtra in Fasli Calendar)
27 Wednesday Holi
28 Thursday Hola Mohalla
29 Friday Good Friday
31 Sunday Easter (Western)
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11 Thursday Bikrami Samvat (Hindu New Year)
11 Thursday Gudi Padva
14 Sunday Baisakhi
19 Friday Ram Navmi
24 Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti
25 Thursday Hanuman Jayanti
28 Sunday Palm Sunday (Orthodox)
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05 Sunday Easter (Orthodox)
12 Sunday Mother's Day
13 Monday Akshay Tritiya
25 Saturday Buddha Jayanti / Buddha Purnima
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16 Sunday Father's Day
16 Sunday Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi Calendar)
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09 Tuesday Ramadan Begins
10 Wednesday Rath Yatra
19 Friday Jamshedi Noruz (Zoroastrian New Year in Qadimi Calendar)
22 Monday Guru Poornima
28 Sunday Parents Day
month-sdAugust 2013 month-sd
04 Sunday Friendship Day
08 Thursday Id-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan Ends
11 Sunday Naag Panchami
15 Thursday Independence Day
21 Wednesday Rakhi /Raksha Bandhan
28 Wednesday Sri Krishna Janmashtami
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05 Thursday Teachers Day
08 Sunday Grandparents Day
09 Monday Ganesh Chaturathi
16 Monday Onam
month-sdOctober 2013 month-sd
02 Wednesday Gandhi Jayanti
05 Saturday Navaratra Begins
11 Friday Durga Puja Begins
13 Sunday Dussehra
15 Tuesday Eid-Ul-Adha
16 Wednesday Boss Day
22 Tuesday Karva Chauth
31 Thursday Halloween
month-sdNovember 2013 month-sd
01 Friday Dhan Teras
03 Sunday Diwali
03 Sunday Kali Puja
03 Sunday Al-Hijira, Muharram Begins
04 Monday Govardhan Puja
05 Tuesday Bhai Duj
06 Wednesday Chhath Puja Begins (Nahai Khai)
08 Friday Chhath Puja Ends (Sandhya Argh)
14 Thursday Children's Day
17 Sunday Guru Nanak Jayanti
27 Wednesday Hanukkah (After sunset till 5th December)
28 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
month-sdDecember 2013month-sd
03 Tuesday Muharram Ends
25 Wednesday Christmas

The Hindu festival, Vishu is celebrated with joy and mirth on the first day of Malayalam month of Medam. It is actually the New Year festival of Kerala which holds a lot of significance for Hindus as Vishu marks the Astronomical New Year Day for Kerala. There are lots of colorful rituals and customs practiced by the people of Kerala on Vishu. These traditions are based on the belief that Vishu must be celebrated well as the good things of the first day of the New Year will continue for the rest of the year too. More

Thrissur Pooram
The most spectacular festival of Kerala, Thrissur Pooram is aptly called Pooram of all Poorams where Pooram means 'the meeting point of all the arts'. The 36 hours festival combines the rich art and culture of the state of Kerala can be seen in its entire splendor. This festival is celebrated in the asterism Pooram in the month of Medam according to Malayalese calendar. Pooram was first introduced by the erstwhile Maharaja of Kochi, Rama Varma. The entire celebrations are held at Thekkinkadu ground encircling the Vadakunnathan temple. Large number of spectators and devotees assemble in this ground to witness the meeting of deities of ten different temples. The dazzling display of fireworks and procession of decorated elephants are the major attractions of this festival besides several other enthralling musical programmes and events. More

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