Onam~Thiruvonam 2019 Date~ओणम This year's Onam~Thiruvonam 2019 Date~ओणम
Wednesday, 11 Sep - 2019
Onam~ओणम or Thiruvonam in year2019will be celebrated onSaturday, 11th September 2019.
Onamis one of the greatest festivals ofKerala. It is the festival, which the keralites celebrate unitedlywithoutthedifferenceofcasteandreligion. Onam is a time for sports and festivities and in Kerala where one third of the area islow lying, covered withcanals,lakesandbackwaters, the people take to theirboatsand countrycraftsto celebrate. Colourfulaquatic festivalsare organized along the sacred riverPamba.
Onam Festival of Kerala :After three months of heavy rains, theskybecomes aclear blueand theforestsadeep green. The brooks and streams comealive, spitting forth-gentle white foam, the lakes and rivers overflow and lotuses and lilies are in fullbloom. It is time to reap theharvest, tocelebrateand torejoice. The harvest festival ofOnamcorresponds with theMalayalam New Year,Chingam.
Celebrations of Onam :Onamis the most important harvest festival ofKeralaand is an attraction for thousands of people within and outside the state. Ranging fromfourdays totendays, all the activities during this season are cantered aroundworshipping,music,dances,sports,boat racesandgoodfood. It is celebrated in the Malayalam monthChingam(ending of August and beginning of September). Keralites all over the world will be celebrating theseten dayswill pomp and gaiety.
Onam is aharvestfestival, and celebrates thebountyofnatureafter a year of hard labour. Elaborate procession ofTrichurand spectacularsnake boat raceson RiverPampamark the merry-making nature of the festival. Women dress up innew sarisandheavy jewelleryand make elaborate and intricate designs ofRangolis(with colouredricepaste) andPookkalam(with flowers) in front of their homes.Onamis a celebration ofTen days. People put flower mats in front of their houses, to welcome the King. There will becompetitionfor the laying offlower