President, Vice President, Prime Minister greet countrymen on the occasion of Onam
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President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narenda Modi have greeted the countrymen on the occasion of Onam, especially the people of Kerala.
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About festival Onam
The festival of Onam is celebrated all over Kerala and by Malayalees living all over India.
It is celebrated in the first fortnight of September.
It is celebrated to honour the homecoming of the demon king Mahabali, who brought peace and prosperity to Kerala.
It is one of the three major festivals of Kerala, celebrated during the month of Chingam (the first month in the Malayalam calendar).
The other two major festivals of Kerala are Vishu and Thiruvathira.
The 10-day harvest festival begins at Atham (the first day of Onam) and ends on Thiruvonam (the last day).
This harvest festival includes festivities such as boat races, tiger dances, elaborate flower arrangements and a mask dance.
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