Happy Onam 2021: Festival is also significant demon king Mahabali returns to Kerala Croll down

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 Onam 2021 is Kerala's harvest festival, which is celebrated for ten days starting from 22nd Nakshatra Thiruvonam in the month of Chingam (between August-September), of the Malayalam calendar. This year, it started from August 12, 2021, and will continue till August 23, 2021. However,  the maid day of Onam, which is known as Thiruvonam, will be celebrated on August 21, 2021. This festival is also significant as Onam, demon king Mahabali returns to Kerala.Onam is celebrated with great pomp and fervour. Every year, various activities, such as Vallam Kali (boat races), Pulikali (tiger dances), Pookkalam (flower Rangoli), Kazhchakkula (plantain offerings), Onathappan (worship), Thumbi Thullal (women's dance), Kummattikali (mask dance), Onathallu (martial arts), Onavillu (music), Onam Kali, Tug of War, Onapottan (costumes), Atthachamayam (folk songs and dance), are held on Onam for 10 days. However, this year, the celebration might witness some restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation across the state.

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