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Life is a celebration in Kerala. If you give a close look at the calender of Kerala, you will find that the festivals in Kerala are never ending, right from the beginning of the year the calender has major festivals to be celebrated upto the end of the year. Kerala has many breathe taking visuals like swaying white plumes in the air, fleets of huge elephants and so on. There is no way that the People in the kerala are without celebration and joy. The excitement in this region is so vast that it can be seen during Onam, exemplified in the traditional boat race, long festivals, fun fare and so much excitement all around.

Maramom Convention :

It is at a distance of 16 km from thiruvalla, pathanamthitta, situated on the river bank of pamba. It is held in February every year. It is considered to be the largest gathering in entire Aisa for christains. It has a discourse and Bible study from the land of India and from outside the world. It is engaged with the religious readings that shows the love for god. Maramom Convention has many sessions for faith healing and Hymnals.

People attain this sessions in valloms (Country craft).

Onam :

Onam is celebrated by all Malayalis irrespective of any religion. It is the most famous festival of Kerala and is celebrated during the harvest period and as a returing ceremony of king Mahabali. He is the king who ruled the region of Kerala and was cast out by Lord Vishnu. Each house is decorated by the flower carpet in front of the door. Mouth watering dishes are cooked and the special prayers are offered in each house. Classical and folk dance along with the musical shows are performed during this festival. It is celebrated for 10 days and starting from the attham day of Malayam Calender in the month of Chingam.

Alappuzha Nehru Trophy Boat Race :

Alappuzha Nehru Trophy Boat Race is the biggest boating event held in Kerala. It is celebrated on the 2nd Saturday of August. The trophy is instituted by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. It attracts  numerous visitors not only from India but from all over the world. The boats resembles the shape of a snake to give a smooth ride in the competition. Each boat has large number of rowers, musicians, helmsmen along with the cheer leaders. None of the sport has such a crowd of participants in the entire world.

The Great Elephant March :

The Great Elephant March is held between the 17th January and 20th January. The festival starts in Trichur and it ends Thiruvananthapuram. 101 tuskers are decked in form to give you an opportunity to ride and feed. Ceremonies like Elephant feeding are specially celebrated to interact with nature and to increase the love for animals.

Cochin Carnival :

Cochin Carnival is celebrated during the last 10 days of the year. It is celebrated in the fort area of Kochi. It is comprised of caparisoned elephants and numerous games for entertaining people. Everyone seems to be in Party pug in this carnival.

Indira Gandhi Boat Race :

Indira Gandhi Boat Race is held in the last week of December. It is a theatre event spent with snake shaped boats competing in a huge number. It is full of excitement and enthusiasm. Indira Gandhi Boat Race is named after our late Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Its a step to increase tourism.

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