Monday, September 10, 2012

Our World - Onam Festival

The Onam festival was celebrated a few days ago by the people of Kerala state. Flower carpets were made in houses, and special festival food was cooked.The children in many schools made flower designs.
 Little girls dressed in their finery, danced round the flower carpets.
 Onam festival is a festival to welcome Mahabali, a mythical king of Kerala, who is believed to come to the Earth every year on this day, to see whether his people are happy .
 My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday, where you can learn about many cultures from all over the world.

15 comments:

  1. What a colorful and delightful post for the day! Such a happy celebration for all! Wonderful captures and thank you for the background of the Onam Festival! Enjoy your week!!

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  2. Lovely colorful flowers and kids :)

    Missing India and the flowers so much!

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  3. Happy Onam Festival! Flower carpets as well as children’s ethnic clothes are so beautiful.

    Yoko

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  4. Such a colourful festival celebrating nature!!

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  5. How beautiful - both you pictures and the flower festival. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Very nice, beautiful floral carpets.

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  7. Beautiful floral designs. The children did a fantastic job. They look so nice in their finery too!

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  8. Sounds like a lovely festival. The flowers are beautiful and the little girls in their costumes are pretty. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing your world.

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  9. the flower carpets are beautiful, so as the girls in colorful costumes. a fun festival to get creative.

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  10. I love the idea of flower carpets. The words themselves conjure up pictures of joy. Thank you for sharing your pictures they are wonderful joyous images.

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  11. they are really good at designing these.
    Long ago I had a penfriend in Kerala. :)

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  12. Thanks for teaching me about this festival.

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  13. Gorgeous flower carpets! Are the designs of the carpets traditional or do people create new ones? It is wonderful to see such a historical festival is being passed down from generation to generation.
    keiko

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  14. What I really love about this festival is the colorful Pookalam competition and the stage plays... Truly wonderful.

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