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The What, How, Why, When, Where, and Who guide to events , things to see and do in kerala.
Month wise list of all cultural, religious , social events in kerala state.


Activities that can be done throughout the year

Ride an Asian elephant | Visit museums | buy handloom | Boat rides in the backwaters of kerala

Monthly events calendar

JUNE( malayalam month -edavam- mithunam)
Monsoon season
Ochira kali , parabrahma temple ochira, kollam
National Mango Festival
Monsoon tourism carnival - splash
Reading week
Thiruvathira njattuvela

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JULY ( malayalam month mithunam- karkidakam)

Champakulam boat race
Malyalam month of Karkkidakam, time for spiritual sojourns and pilgrimages ( July 17-August 16)

Karkkidam - malayalam month ( july - august ) is an ideal time for ayurvedic rejuvenation treatments
ramayana masam / month
Anayootu - ritualistic feeding of elephants
Nalambala Darsanam begins on july 17th 2014

Karkida Vavu Bali
Id ul fitar

Valluvanad festival season lasting four and a half months
AUGUST ( malayalam month - Karkidam- chingam)

Snake boat racing season

Nehru trophy boat race, punnamada kayal alappuzha (second saturday of august every year 10th august 2013)

Illam Nira ceremony


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Malayalam month Chingam 1 ( august 17th)
Chingam first ( beginning of the malayalam year) august 17th 2014

farmers's day

atham 1st day of onam festival ( august 29th)

chittira 2nd day of onam ( august 30)
chothi 3rd daya of onam (august 31)
September (malayalam month- chingam - kanni)

Vishakam 4th day of onam( september 1)
Anizhan 5th day of onam ( september 2)
Triketta 6th day of onam ( september 3)
Moolam 7th day of onam (september 4th)
pooradam 8th day of onam ( september 5th0
Uthradam 9th day of onam ( september 6th )
Thiruvonam 10 day of onam ( september 7th)

10 day kathkali festival at sree vallabha temple

Ashtamirohini vallasadya
Manarkaud St marys church festival ( sept 1st -8th)

Onam festival
kazchakkula
Boat racing season
Karuvatta snake boat race
Rajiv Gandhi Boat race
Kayamkulam Boat Race
kumaranasan memorial boat race
Payipad boat race
Aranmula boat race

Pulikkali ( tiger play)
Soorya Music and Art festival, asia's largest culture festival

Thazathangadi boat race (kottayam gail boat race)
National Lighthouse Day september 21.

 


February

Thunchan Literary Festival
darsana international book fair kottayam
Maramon Christian Convention the largest christian congregation in asia.
Attukal pongala ( largest annual congregation of women in the world)

Machad Mamangam -important festival of Central Kerala-, at Thiruvanikkavu temple february 18th

Thyagaraja Utsavam

March
kumbha bharani chettikulangara devi temple
Festival at Sreevallabha temple tiruvalla ‘Pantheerayiram' vazhipadu, ritualistic offering of 12,001 ‘Kadali' variety of plantains to the presiding deity 10 day festival
Ettumanur Mahadevar Temple festival
Guruvayur Anayottam (elephant race) at guruvayoor temple
10-day festival of the Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple
Thazhathangady Heritage Festival, kottayam
Chinakkathur Pooram
Arattupuzha pooram the oldest and biggest temple festival in kerala
Varanad devi temple festival
Chettikulangara devi temple (kumbha bharani) festival
Kavasseri Pooram
Annual Padayani festival at the Bhagavathikunnu Devi temple at Elanthoor
ten day annual festival at sabarimala temple
thirunnakara pakal pooram (festival)
Annual festival at the Malayalappuzha temple

April
aswathy kavu thendal at kodugallur bharawathy temple
orippurathu bhagavathy temple festival
Valiya padayani
palm sunday
easter

Pathaamudayam
Puthuppally perunnal', the annual feast of St. George at the St. George Orthodox Church, kottayam

May

Thrissur pooram
World Museum Day

Thiruvandoor elephant festival
Koodalmanikyam temple festival


 

October

Wildlife week
Neelamperoor Padayani, Pally Bhagavathi Temple,

Pillere Onam
Irupaththiyettaam Onam 28th onam, sree prarabrahma temple ochira
Navarathri Festival
Vidyarambham (initiation ceremony to learning)
Panachikadu Dakshina Mookambika temple National Festival for Music and dance

Deepavali 22nd october 2014
Parumala church festival
Theyyam season begins

November
November 1, kerala state formation day
Malayalam Language week celebrations

Chembai music Festival
Sabarimala Sree Aiyappa temple annual pilgrimage season.
Ratholsavam (car festival) Maha Ganapathy of Kundampalam (Kalpathy Viswanatha Swamy Temple)
Naval Week celebrations nov 21-23

December
Beginning of temple festivals in kerala
Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple, Thripunithura , eight-day Vrischikolsavam
Guruvayor ekadesi
Chakkulathukavu pongala
christmas celebrations
cohin carnival

January
Tyagaraja Aradhana

Erumeli Petta Thullal , Makaravilakku festival Sabarimala temple
Thiruvabharanam procession to sabarimala
Makaravilakku Festival, Sabarimala temple

Flower shows
kottayam flower show

Thiruvalla flower show

Nishagandhi festival
kerala school youth festival ( kalaolsavam)

kerala science congress
Annual festival at Sree Parthasarathy Temple at Aranmula

Arthunkal St andrews cathedral festival

 

Archives of past events

kochi muziris biennale dec 12 th 2012 to march 2013
Utsavam 2012 2013 year long performance of traditional arts of kerala across the state
Visit of prince charles to kerala

 



 

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