Onam is no longer restricted to malayalis. Onam, predominantly, a Malayali festival, has now become a popular festival in many societies. As Keralites are very much spread in different parts of the country, Onam is no longer restricted to Malayalis. In a housing complex where people from various cultures and different religions share their lives together, many non Keralites and North Indians, join Keralites for Onam celebration.
Onam celebration, a festival of Kerala, involves a lot of merrymaking. As a secular festival, celebration of Onam is an open one, with much of tradition and human values which are found enjoyable for all enthusiasts, regardless their individual caste or religion.
According to mythology, Onam was the day when Raja Mahabali, legendary leader, was supposed to come back for visiting his kingdom after his death. The day is celebrated as the first day of a harvest year blessed with unlimited prosperity, wealth, and opulence all around. The festival of Onam is celebrated for 10 days involving flower carpets in front of houses to welcome the king, traditional dance, sumptuous vegetarian fare, fireworks and a lots of other joyous group activities.
Let’s have some ideas for celebrating Onam, which you can organize within your apartment community at ease.