Date:August 18, 2021
Onam is the biggest festival in the state of Kerala. It is a harvest festival celebrating the reward of nature after a year of hard work by the farmers. It also marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali. The beauty of the festival lies in its secularity. People of all religions, castes, and communities celebrate the festival with equal joy and verve. The festivities of Onam last for ten days. Intricately decorated Pookalam, a huge spread of the tasty Onasadya, the breath-taking Snake Boat Race and exotic Kaikottikali dance are some of the most remarkable features of Onam celebrations.
Our students attended the virtual Onam celebration dressed in traditional attire on the 18th of August, 2021. The significance of this festival was explained by the teachers, and the Pookalam made by the little ones in their houses indeed brought in the festive look of Onam.