Onam is a harvest festival celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala. It is also known as the festival of flowers. Onam is celebrated for ten days beginning with Atham Nakshatra (star) in the Malayalam month of Singha (August-September). It is a festival commemorating the birth of legendary king Mahabali.
People decorate their houses with beautiful flowers and make unique dishes like the traditional Onam meat. They also participate in various cultural programs like folk dance and music. This festival is a joy and celebration for all Keralites.
Another mesmerizing aspect of this festival is the Vallamkali snake boat race on the Pampa River. Decorated with the cheers of hundreds of rowers, the boat is seen bobbing amidst the cheers and cheers of the onlookers.
In 2017, Thiru Onam is on September 4. Festivities actually commence 10 days before Thiru Onam, on Atham, which is on August 25 and ends on Chatayam i.e. September 6, 2017.
Onam – Social Media Post Ideas
Dominos Pizza has shared a fantastic post that this festival, the entire nation celebrates the fighting spirit of the brave souls who stood their ground in the face of adversities.
Incredible India had shared that this Onam brings with itself peace, prosperity & happiness in everyone’s life!
Nykaa also shared an amazing post for this festival on their Facebook page. By representing the boat race in their post.