Iaecm | India Association of East Central Michigan


About Onam

Onam is among the important festivals of India, wherein people wear traditional wear, adorn houses with Pookalam (floral designs), and prepare Onasadya(elaborate meal of 11/13 dishes). Events such as Vallamkali(snake boat race), Kaikottikali(clap dance), Kathakali dance, and Pulikali procession(artists dressed and painted like tigers and hunters) are held.

  • It celebrates the homecoming of the legendary king Mahabali.
  • The spectacular Snake Boat Race, the enigmatic Kaikottikali dance, and the Elephant procession.
  • 2018 - Friday,24th August
  • -Saturday,25th August
  • 2019 - Tuesday,10th September
  • -Wednesday,11th September
  • Celebrated by people of all communities in the state of Kerala.