Onam Holidays in 2019

Onam is a harvest festival predominantly celebrated in Kerala. Home decorations, preparation of traditional dishes, and classical dance are some of the common practices followed on this day.

Days Date States
Tuesday to Friday 10 September to 13 September 2019 Kerala

Other Holidays in September 2019 in India

  • 02 Sep, Vinayaka Chaturthi(Ganesh Chaturthi)
  • 10 Sep, Muharram
  • 28 Sep, Mahalaya
  • Onam Holidays 2020-2030

    The following table outlines Onam holidays for the next 10 years:

    Date Festival States
    Sunday, 24 August 2020 First Onam Kerala
    Monday, 25 August 2020 Thiruvonam Kerala
    Friday, 10 September 2021 First Onam Kerala
    Saturday, 11 September 2021 Thiruvonam Kerala
    Wednesday, 07 September 2022 First Onam Kerala
    Thursday, 08 September 2022 Thiruvonam Kerala
    Monday, 29 August 2023 First Onam Kerala
    Tuesday, 30 August 2023 Thiruvonam Kerala
    Saturday, 14 September 2024 First Onam Kerala
    Sunday, 15 September 2024 Thiruvonam Kerala
    Thursday, 04 September 2025 First Onam Kerala
    Friday, 05 September 2025 Thiruvonam Kerala
    Monday, 25 August 2026 First Onam Kerala
    Wednesday, 27 August 2026 Thiruvonam Kerala
    Saturday, 12 September 2027 First Onam Kerala
    Sunday, 13 September 2027 Thiruvonam Kerala
    Thursday, 01 September 2028 First Onam Kerala
    Friday, 02 September 2028 Thiruvonam Kerala

    The festival is also celebrated by non-Hindu communities of the state of Kerala. The celebrations of Onam include boat races, martial arts, music, plantain offerings, mask dance, folk songs, dances and other performances.

    Significance Of Onam

    Chingam, the Malayalam month, brings a plenty of happiness and assurance. The people across the state of Kerala celebrate this festival with joy. Onam is basically a ten-day festival that commences on Hastham star and ends on Thiruvonam star. Being a popular Hindu festival, it is an epitome of affluence, prosperity and plenitude. The ceremonies for the festival of Onam are assigned to recall the past so that all the future expectations come true.

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    Top Five Onam Festival Attractions

    Thripunithura Athachamayam: The festival of Thripunithura Athachamayam features a street period attended by decorated elephants, musicians and various traditional Kerala art forms. The festival has interesting beginnings that can be traced back to the Kochi’s Maharaja.

    Thrikkakara Temple: Thikkakara is certainly associated with the festival of Onam. The main highlight is the grand procession. Ceremonies shall begin with a flag hoisting.

    Feasting: Onam is incomplete without a festival feast. It is referred to as Onasadya traditionally. It consists of a number of verities.

    Pulikkali Tiger Play: The art of Pulikalli is one of the quickest festivals in the country. The best-dressed tiger is awarded.

    Arunmula Snake Boat Race: Snake boat race is another highlight of the Kerala Onam festival. The event has religious importance.

    Destinations To Spend Onam Holidays 2019

    • Thrippunithura: Thrippunithura is the best destination to spot the festivities of Onam. The venue hosts a huge number of cultural events through the ten days of Onam. Thrikkakara is considered the place of origin of Onam.
    • Trivandrum: Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, is where Kerala Tourism organises its own celebrations for Onam. For one week, tourists can catch various events, food stalls, art shows and handicraft fairs. On the last day of the festival, the city hosts a huge parade.
    • Aramula: Aramula Snake Boat race brings in thousands of viewers and more than 50 competing boats. Snake boats are a cultural individuality of the state of Kerala.
    • Puli Kali dances in Thrissur: Onam also has the popular Puli Kali dance. The dance exhibition has hundreds of men with tiger-like body mask and paint.

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    When Is Onam Holidays In 2018?

    When is the Onam festival celebrated in 2018? Refer the following table:

    Year Date Day Festival States
    2018 24 August 2018 Friday First Onam Kerala
    25 August 2018 Saturday Thiruvonam Kerala

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    News About Onam Holidays in 2019

    • Onam holidays in Kerala

      Onam, which is the state festival of Kerala, has arrived. A week-long holiday has been announced with state government employees getting holidays till September 16. Onam holidays start from Tuesday, 10 September and end on Friday, 13 September. However, Monday, 9 September is a holiday on account of Muharram. Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti also falls on Friday. Central Government employees will only get Wednesday, 11 September, as a holiday while Muharram is a restricted holiday. There were no Onam celebrations across the state last year on account of the floods. This year too, with floods hitting the state, the government has announced that celebrations will be low-key. Onam is a holiday that is celebrated with much aplomb across all sections of society in Kerala irrespective of caste, religion, and socioeconomic status. It is celebrated to welcome the return of the king Mahabali. According to the mythology, King Mahabali once ruled Kerala and was much loved by the people on account of his fair and compassionate practices. However, this incited jealousy in the Gods who got him banished to the underworld by Lord Vishnu. However, pleased by his devotion and character, he was granted the boon to visit his erstwhile kingdom every year. This is why the people of Kerala celebrate the festival with flower carpets, new clothes, and an elaborate vegetarian meal that is called the ‘onasadya’.

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