Festivals in Kerala

Kerala is a land of fairs and festivities that are occasions for joy and merriment indulged by the people. Highlights of Kerala festivals are classical, folk music and dance presentations, cultural pageants, elephant rallies, percussion orchestras, stage shows, floral decorations, water carnivals, firework displays, traditional rituals and more. Social festivals such as Onam are jointly held by the people who clean up and decorate their homes, offices and public places, get together with families, friends and relatives, and exchange gifts, sweetmeats and pleasantries to make the event a memorable one.