Onam is a ten day long harvest festival celebrated in Kerala, India. It is believed to the national festival of Kerala. The celebrations mark a festival of flowers, with people of all age, including children and elders designing pookalams or flower carpets.
The myth about Onam is dedicated to a demon king, Mahabali, who was the most generous to people. It is believed that Kerala never had a prosperity as it had during the reign of Mahabali.
Onam is celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kollavarsham). This corresponds with the month of August-September according to Gregorian Calendar.
Wish you all, a happy and prosperous Onam!