Onam 2012 date and Day, Onam 2012 holidays in Kerala
Onam is one of the important festivals for the people of Kerala. Onam is a Hindu festival that falls usually in then months of August and September. Onam is also said to be the harvest festival for Kerala people. Onakkodi, ona sadhya, Pookalam and boat are the events associated with Onam festival. Onakkodi is new clothes, ona sadhya is a lavish feast and Pookalam is then decoration of court yard with flowers and flower petals. Onam is celebrated as a welcome to ancient emperor Mahabali. It is said that Mahabali has ruled Kerala state in ancient times and the stat5e has prospered during the rule of Mahabali.
Onam 2012 Dates: Onam is celebrated for ten days. Onam is
celebrated on the Kerala month of chigam. This year in 2012 Onam falls on 29th August 2012. Onam festival celebrations begin from Atham and end on Thiruvonam.
Onam 2012 celebrations in Kerala:
This festival is celebrated all irrespective of their caste and creed. Hindu Devotees enjoy Onam sadhya on this occasion. Ona sadhya is a lavish feast and is enjoyed by the family members and relatives. This is usually served on the banana leaf. Boat races also known as vallamkali are organized during then Onam festive season. People participate with great enthusiasm in the boat races.
Onam 2012 Wishes/ greetings/ SMS messages:
Earlier days greetings cards are sent conveying wishes about the Onam festival. In modern day greetings are conveyed with mobile phones and Internet.