This year Onam 2022 will be celebrated on Thursday, 8 September 2022. Onam is a 10-day harvest festival recognised in Kerala every year

The most important things about Onam are the onakkodi, the new clothes worn on this day and onam sadya, a feast which is quite elaborate.

Traditional pickles and papadam are also served. Dessert is usually ‘payasam’, a sweet dish made of milk, sugar and other traditional Indian savories.

Like Ganesh Chaturthi, Onam is a 10 day festival, the first and the last being the most important ones.

As part of Maveli Puja performed during Onam three small sized figurines, made of red sand are erected, at the verandah of households.

Keep the spirit of Onam in your hearts. May your home be filled with joy, love, and peace. Happy Onam!

The festival also has a special and traditional dance known as Kaikotti kali or Thiruvathira kali.

A palmyra tree is erected in front of temples and surrounded with a wooden balustrade and covered with dry palmyra leaves. It is lit with a torch and burned to ashes to signify that Mahabali went to hell as a sacrifice.