Onam (Thiru Onam) is the biggest festival of Kerala. In 2018, Thiruonam date is August 25. First Onam date is August 24. Onam is a harvest festival celebrated in the Malayalam Chingam Month (August -September).
Onam festival represents the grand welcome to the demon king Mahabali. As per the popular belief, King Mahabali visits the state of Kerala during the festival of Thiru Onam.
Onam is celebrated for ten days. Starting from the Atham, Onam festival lasts for ten days and the tenth day is the most celebrated Thiru Onam. During Onam festival, Kerala people celebrate many events – games, cultural events, dances and singing songs.
Pookalam (rangoli designs) are the important event of Onam festival. Floral carpets welcoming King Mahabali brings out the cultural front of Onam festival. Pookalam are the floral designs made of flour and different colours and paints.
Thiru Onam 2018 date in USA & Canada – August 25
Thiru Onam 2018 date in UK & Europe – August 25
Thiru Onam 2018 date in UAE & Gulf countries – August 25
Thiru Onam 2018 date in Singapore – August 25
Thiru Onam 2018 date in Malaysia – August 25
Thiru Onam 2018 date in Australia – August 25
Thiru Onam 2018 date in New Zealand – August 25
Thiru Onam 2018 date in South Africa – August 25
Here is the Total ten festivals of Onam – Onam 2018 calendar – Ten festivals of Onam 2018.
In 2017, Thiruonam date is September 4. First Onam date is September 3.
In 2016, Thiruonam date was September 13. First Onam date was September 12.