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Festivals in Kerala – When and Where

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Kerala is considered as land of festivals, with numerous festivals falling across the year.

Technopark Living is trying to provide a calender of events across Kerala so that you can plan and enjoy the festivals.

Disclaimer
In Kerala, festival dates are decided in accordance with the Malayalam calendar and the local traditions and customs. We have calculated the festival dates based on these. But there can be changes in the dates according the customs and rituals associated with each place of worship. As such, these should be considered only as approximate dates and have to be confirmed with the local authorities.
Festivals 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Elephant Pageants
Adoor Gajamela
Adoor – Pathanamthitta Dist
23 Jan 2013 9 Feb 2014 30 Jan 2015 20 Jan 2016 6 Feb 2017
Pariyanampetta Pooram
Kattakulam – Palakkad Dist
19 Feb 2013 19 Feb 2014 19 Feb 2015 20 Feb 2016 19 Feb 2017
Guruvayoor Aanaottam
Guruvayoor – -Thrissur Dist
23 Feb 2013 12 Mar 2014 2 Mar 2015 21 Feb 2016 9 Mar 2017
Chinakkathoor Pooram
Palappuram – Palakkad Dist
25 Feb 2013 14 Mar 2014 4 Mar 2015 22 Feb 2016 11 Mar 2017
Uthralikavu Pooram
Wadakkancherry – Thrissur
26 Feb 2013 25 Feb 2014 24 Feb 2015 1 Mar 2016 21 Feb 2017
Parippally Gajamela
Parippally – Kollam  Dist
3 Mar 2013 2 Mar 2014 1 Mar 2015 6 Mar 2016 5 Mar 2017
Peruvanam Pooram
Peruvanam – Thrissur Dist
22 Mar 2013 8 April 2014 29 Mar 2015 19 Mar 2016 5 Apr 2017
Arattupuzha Pooram
Arattupuzha – Thrissur Dist
25 Mar 2013 11 April 2014 1 Apr 2015 22 Mar 2016 9 Apr 2017
Kottakkal Pooram
Kottakkal – Malappuram Dist
5 to 11 Apr 2013 27 Mar to 1 Apr 2014 17 to 22 Mar 2015 3 to 8 Apr 2016 24  to 30 Mar 2017
Thrissur Pooram
Thrissur Town -Thrissur Dist
21 Apr 2013 9 May 2014 28 Apr 2015 18 Apr 2016 5 May 2017
Thutha Pooram
Thutha – Palakkad
14 May 2013 13 May 2014 12 May 2015 19 Apr 2016 18 Apr 2017
Boat Races
Champakkulam Boat Race Champakkulam – Alappuzha Dist 23 June 2013 11 July 2014 1 July 2015 20 Jun 2016 8 Jul 2017
Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Punnamada – Alappuzha Dist
10 Aug 2013 9 Aug 2014 8 Aug 2015 13 Aug 2016 12 Aug 2017
Payippad Boat Race
Payippad – Alappuzha Dist
18 Sep 2013 8 Sep 2014 30 Aug 2015 16 Sep 2016 6 Sep 2017
Kumarakom Boat Race
Kumarakom – Kottayam Dist
18 Sep 2013 8 Sep 2014 30 Aug 2015 16 Sep 2016 6 Sep 2017
Aranmula Boat Race
Aranmula – Pathanamthitta Dist
20 Sep 2013 10 Sep 2014 31 Aug 2015 18 Sep 2016 8 Sep 2017
Indira Gandhi Boat Race
Kochi – Ernakulam Dist
28 Dec 2013 28 Dec 2014 28 Dec 2015 28 Dec 2016 28 Dec 2017
Onam
Athachamayam
Thrippunithura – Ernakulam Dist
7 Sep 2013 29 Aug 2014 18 Aug 2015  4 Sep 2016 25 Aug 2017
Thiruvonam
Celebrated all over Kerala
16 Sep 2013 7 Sep 2014 28 Aug 2015 14 Sep 2016 4 Sep 2017
Pulikali
Swaraj Round – Thrissur Dist
19 Sep 2013 11 Sep 2014 1 Sep 2015 18 Sep 2016 8 Sep 2017
Temple Festivals
Neroth Peratoor Sri Bhagavathy Kshethram Utsavam 19  to  24 Jan 2013 19  to  24 Jan 2014 20 to  25 Jan 2015 20 to 25 Jan 2016 19 to 24 Jan 2017
Avoor Utsavam
Avoor – Kollam Dist
14 to 23 Jan 2013 14  to  23 Jan 2014 15  to  24 Jan 2015 15 to 24 Jan 2016 14 to 23 Jan 2017
Thaipooya Mahotsavam
Koorkancherry – Thrissur Dist
27 Jan 2013 17 Jan 2014 3 Feb 2015 24 Jan 2016 10 Feb 2017
Thaipooya Mahotsavam
Harippad – Alappuzha
27 Jan 2013 17 Jan 2014 3 Feb 2015 24 Jan 2016 10 Feb 2017
Chettikulangara Bharani
Chettikulangara – Alappuzha Dist
16 Feb 2013 6 Mar 2014 24 Feb 2015 14 Feb  2016 3 Mar 2017
Kidangoor Balasubramaniya Swami Temple
Kidangoor – Kottayam Dist
18 to 27 Feb 2013 7 to 16 Mar 2014 25 Feb to 6 Mar 2015 16 to 25 Feb 2016 4 to 13  Mar 2017
Machattu Mamangam
Wadakkancherry – Thrissur Dist
19 Feb 2013 18 Feb 2014 17  Feb 2015 23 Feb 2016 21 Feb 2017
Chottanikara
Chottanikara – Ernakulam Dist
19 to 26 Feb 2013 8  to  17 Mar 2014 26 Feb  to 7 Mar  2015 17 to 25 Feb 2016 5 to13 Mar 2017
Ettumanur Utsavam
Ettumanur – Kottayam Dist
21 Feb 2013 10 Mar 2014 28 Feb 2015 19 Feb 2016 7 Mar 2017
Jaganadha Temple
Thalassery – Kannur Dist
22 Feb   to 2 Mar 2013 11  to 20 Mar 2014 1  to10 Mar 2015 20 to 27 Feb 2016 8 to15 Mar 2017
Guruvayoor Utsavam
Guruvayoor – Thrissur Dist
23 Feb to  4 Mar  2013 12  to   22 Mar 2014 2  to  12 Mar 2015 21 Feb to 1 Mar 2016 9 to18 Mar 2017
Attukal Pongala
Attukal – Thiruvananthapuram Dist
26 Feb 2013 15 Mar  2014 5  Mar 2015 23 Feb 2016 12 Mar 2017
Ananthapuram  Lake Temple
Ananthapuram – Kasaragod Dist
26 Feb 2013 26 Feb 2014 26 Feb 2015 27 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2017
Puthoor Festival
Puthoor – Palakkad
1 Mar to  12 Apr 2013 21 Mar  to 11 Apr 2014 20 Mar  to 10 Apr 2015 18 Mar to 8 Apr 2016 17 Mar to 7Apr 2017
Aluva Sivarathri
Aluva – Ernakulam Dist
10 Mar 2013 27 Feb 2014 18 Mar 2015 7 Mar 2016 24 Feb 2017
Thirunakkara Arattu
Thirunakkara – Kottayam Dist
15 to 24 Mar 2013 15 to 24 Mar 2014 15 to 24 Mar 2015 14 to 23 Mar 2016 15 to 24 Mar 2017
Valliyoor Kavu
Valliyoor Kavu – Wayanad Dist
15 to 28 Mar 2013 15 to 28 Mar 2014 15 to 28 Mar 2015 14 to 27 Mar 2016 15 to 28 Mar 2017
Konganpada
Chittoor – Palakkad Dist
18 Mar 2013 10 Mar 2014 2 Mar 2015 21  Mar 2016 6 Mar 2017
Loganarkavau
Vadakara – Kozhikode Dist
18 to 26 Mar 2013 4  to 12 Apr 2014 15  to 22 Mar 2016 2 to 8 Apr 2017
Thirumandhamkunnu Pooram
Angadipuram – Malappuram Dist
19 Mar  2013 5  Apr 2014 26 Mar 2015 16 Mar 2016 2  Apr 2017
Cherthala Karthiyayani Temple
Cherthala – Alappuzha Dist
19 to  27 Mar 2013 5  to  13 Apr
2014
26 Mar  to 3 Apr  2015 16 to 23 Mar 2016 2 to 9 Apr 2017
Malanada Kettukazhcha
Poruvazhi – Kollam Dist
22 Mar 2013 28 Mar 2014 27 Mar 2015 25 Mar 2016 24 Mar 2017
Chamayavilakku
Kottankulangara – Kollam Dist
24 to 25 Mar 2013 24 to 25 Mar 2014 24 to 25 Mar 2015 23 to 24  Mar 2016 24 to 25 Mar 2017
Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple Painkuni Utsavam
East Fort – Thiruvananthapuram Dist
28 Mar 2013 14 Apr 2014 4 Apr 2015 20 April  2016 11 April 2017
Ambalapuzha Festival
Ambalapuzha – Alappuzha Dist
28 Mar to Apr 5 2013 18 to 27 Mar 2014 4 to 13 Apr 2015 24 Mar to 3 Apr 2016 11  to 21 Apr
Nenmara Vallangi Vela
Nenmara – Palakkad Dist
3 Apr 2013 3  Apr 2014 3 Apr 2015 2 Apr 2016 3 Apr 2017
Attuvela Mahotsavam
Vadayar – Kottaym Dist
11 Apr 2013 1 Apr 2014 22 Mar 2015 8 Apr 2016 30 Mar 2017
Kodungalloor Bharani
Kodungalloor – Thrissur Dist
12 Apr 2013 2 Apr 2014 23  Mar 2015 9 Apr 2016 30 Mar 2017
Chamakkavu Kettukazhcha
Mavelikkara – Alappuzha Dist
14  Apr 2013 15 Apr 2014 15 Apr 2015 14 Apr 2016 14 Apr 2017
Thirunelli
Thirunelli – Wayanad Dist
14 Apr 2013 15 Apr 2014 15 Apr 2015 14 Apr 2016 14 Apr 2017
Mathoor Vinayaka Temple
Thottakara – Thrissur  Dist
14 to 18 Apr 2013 14 to 18 Apr 2014 14 to 18 Apr 2015 13 to 17 Apr 2016 14 to 18 Apr 2017
Kudal Manickam
Iringalakuda – Thrissur Dist
22 Apr to 2 Mar 2013 10 to 20 May 2014 29 Apr to 9 May 2015 19 to 29 Apr 2016 6 to 16 May 2017
Kottiyoor Utsavam
Kottiyoor – Kannur Dist
23 May  to 20 June 2013 10 June to 7 July 2014 31 May to 27 June 2015 20 May to16 Jun 2016 6 Jun to 4 Jul 2017
Vettikode Ayilyam
Vettikode – Alappuzha Dist
24 Sep  to 1 Oct 2013 11 to  18 Oct 2014 1 to 8 Oct 2015 21 to 27 Sep 2016 9 to 15 Oct 2017
Panachikadu Festival
Panachikadu – Kottayam Dist
5 to 14 Oct 2013 25 Sep to 4 Oct 2014 14 to 23 Oct 2 to 11 Oct 2016 21 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Navarathri Festival
East Fort – Thiruvananthapuram Dist
5  to  13 Oct 2013 25 Sep  to  3  Oct  2014 15 to 23 Oct 2015 1 to10 Oct 2016 21 to 29 Sep 2017
Mullackal Utsavam
Mullackal – Alappuzha Dist
5  to   14 Oct 2013 25 Sep  to 4 Oct 2014 15 to 23 Oct 1 to10 Oct 2016 21 to 29 Sep 2017
Urakam
Urakam – Kottayam Dist
14 Oct 2013 4 Oct 2014 23 Oct 2015 11 Oct 2016 30 Sep 2017
Thiruvullakavu
Cherpu – Thrissur Dist
14 Oct 2013 4 Oct 2014 23 Oct 2015 11 Oct 2016 30 Sept 2017
Thripoonithura Poornathrayesha Temple
Thripoonithura – Ernakulam Dist
25 Oct 2013  3  to  10 Nov 2013 26 Oct 2014 24  to  31 Oct 2014 26 Oct 2015 8 to 15 Dec 25 Oct 2016 27 Nov to 5 Dec 2016 25 Oct 2017 2  to 25 Nov 2017
Mannarasala Ayilyam
Mannarasala – Alappuzha Dist
28 Oct 2013 14 Nov 2014 4 Nov 2015 24 Oct  2016 11 Nov 2017
Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple Alpashy Utsavam
East Fort – Thiruvananthapuram Dist
10 Nov 2013 31 Oct 2014 18 Nov 2015 7 Nov 2016  28 Oct  2017
Kalpathi Ratholsavam
Kalpathi – Palakkkad Dist
13 -15  Nov 2013 14 -16  Nov 2014 14 – 16 Nov 2015 8 – 10 Nov 2016 7 – 9 Nov 2017
Payyannoor Subramaniya Swami Temple
Payyannoor – Kannur Dist
16 Nov 2013 17 Nov 2014 17 Nov 2015 16 Nov 2016 16 Nov 2017
Kadampuzha Devi  Temple
Kadampuzha – Malappuram Dist
17 Nov 2013 5 Dec 2014 25 Nov 2015 12 Dec 2016 3 Dec 2017
Parassinikadavu , Kannur
Parassinikadavu, Kannur
1 Dec 2013 2 Dec 2014 2 Dec 2015 1 Dec 2016 1 Dec 2017
Vaikathashtami Festival
Vaikom – Kottayam Dist
9 Dec 2013 29 Nov 2014 19 Nov 2015 22 Nov 2016 27 Nov 2017
Guruvayoor Ekadasi
Guruvayoor – Thrissur Dist
13 Dec 2013 2 Dec 2014 22 Nov 2015 10 Dec 2016 30 Nov 2017
Mullackal Cherappu
Mullackal – Alappuzha Dist
16 to  26 Dec
2013
16  to  26 Dec 2014 17 to 27 Dec 2015 16 to 26 Dec 2016 16 to 26 Dec 2017
Theyyam
Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam
Kuttikkol – Kasaragod Dist
23 to 26 Feb 2013 23 to 26 Feb 2014 23 to 26 Feb 2015 24  to 27 Feb 2016 23  to 26 Feb 2017
Muchilottu Kavu  Theyyam
Muchilottu – Kannur Dist
17  to  25 Mar 2013 3  to 11 Apr 2014 24 Mar   to 1 Apr 2015 10 to 18 Apr 2016 1 to 9 Apr 2017
Perumthitta Tharavad Kottamkuzhy
Kottamkuzhy – Kasaragod Dist
6 to 15 Dec 2013 7 to 16 Dec 2014 7 to 16 Dec 2015 6 to15 Dec 2016 6 to15 Dec 2017
Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothasthanam
Kanathoor – Kasaragod Dist
28 Dec 2013 to
01 Jan 2014
 28 Dec  2014 to
01 Jan 2015
 28 Dec 2016 to 1 Jan 2017 28 Dec 2017 to  1 Jan 2018 28 Dec 2018 to  1 Jan 2019
Rituals
Othara Patayani
Othara – Pathanamthitta Dist
20 Mar 2013 6 Apr 2014 27 Mar 2015 13 Apr 2016 3 Apr 2017
Kadammanitta Patayani
Kadammanitta – Pathanamthitta Dist
14 to 21 Apr 2013 14 to21 Apr 2014 15 to 22  Apr 2015 14 to 21 Apr 2016 14 to 21 Apr 2017
Njangattiri Aanayoottu
Pattambi – Palakkad Dist
19 July
2013
18 July
2014
17 July
2015
22 Jul 2016 21 Jul 2017
Neelamperoor Patayani
Neelamperoor – Kottayam Dist
5 Sep 2013 23 Sep 2014 13 Sept 2015 29 Sep 2016 19 Sep 2017
Attangyeru at Thirumandhamkunnu
Angadippuram Malappuram Dist
17 Oct 2013 18 Oct 2014 18 Oct 2015 17 Oct 2016 17 Oct 2017
Christian Festivals
Feast of St. Sebastian
St. Mary’s Forane Church
Athirampuzha – Kottayam Dist
19  to  25 Jan 2013 19  to  25 Jan 2014 19  to  25 Jan 2015 19 to 25 Jan 2016 19 to 25 Jan 2017
Arthungal Perunnal
Arthungal – Alappuzha Dist
20 Jan 2013 20 Jan 2014 20 Jan 2015 20 Jan 2016 20 Jan 2017
Palm Sunday
Celebrated all over Kerala
24 Mar 2013 13 Apr 2014 29 Mar 2015 20 Mar 2016 9 Apr 2017
Easter
Celebrated all over Kerala
31 Mar 2013 20 Apr 2014 5 Apr 2015 27 Mar 2016 16 Apr 2017
Puthunjayar
St: Thomas Church
Malayattoor – Ernakulam Dist
07 Apr 2013 27 Apr 2014 12 Apr 2015 3 Apr 2016 23 Apr 2017
Edathuva
Edathuva – Alappuzha Dist
27 Apr   to 27 May  2013 27 Apr to 27 May 2014 27 Apr to 27 May 2015 27 Apr to 27 May 2016 27 Apr to 27 May 2017
Palayoor Church
Palayoor – Thrissur Dist
6  to 7 May 2013 6  to 7 May 2014 6  to 7 May 2015 6 to 7 May 2016 6 to 7 May 2017
Puthupally Perunal
St George Orthodox Church,
Puthupally – Kottayam Dist
6  to 7 May 2013 6  to  7 May 2014 6  to  7 May 2015 6 to 7 May  2016 6 to 7 May  2017
Manarcad Perunnal, Kottayam Manarcad – Kottayam Dist 1 to 8 Sep 2013 1 to 8 Sep 2014 1 to 8 Sep 2015 1 to 8 Sep 2016 1 to 8 Sep 2017
Feast of Vallarpadathamma
Vallarpadam Church, Kochi
Vallarpadam – Kochi, Ernakulam Dist
16 to 24 Sep 2013 16 to 24 Sep 2014 16 to 24 Sep 2015 16 to 24 Sep 2016 16 to 24 Sep 2017
Aduppootty St. George  Orthodox Church Perunal
Kunnakulam – Thrissur Dist
27 to 28 Oct 2013 27 to 28 Oct 2014 27 to 28 Oct 2015 27  to 28 Oct 2016 27  to 28 Oct 2017
Parumala Perunnal
Parumala – Pathanamthitta Dist
2 Nov 2013 2 Nov 2014 2 Nov 2014 2 Nov 2016 2 Nov 2017
Vettukadu Perunnal
(Feast of Christ the King)
Vettukad – Thiruvananthapuram Dist
15 to 24 Nov 2013 14 to 23 Nov 2014 13 to 22 Nov 2015 11 to 20 Nov 2016 17 to 26 Nov 2017
St Mary’s Church Parel
Changanassery – Kottayam Dist
30 Nov to 8 Dec  2013 30 Nov   to 8  Dec 2014 30 Nov   to 8  Dec 2015 30 Nov to 8 Dec 2016 30 Nov  to 8 Dec 2017
Christmas
Celebrated all over Kerala
25 Dec 2013 25 Dec 2014 25 Dec 2015 25 Dec 2016 25 Dec 2017
Muslim Festivals
Kanjiramattom Nercha
Kanjiramattom – Ernakulam Dist
14 Jan 2013 14 Jan 2014 15 Jan  2015 15 Jan 2016 14 Jan 2017
Pattambi Nercha
Pattambi – Palakkad Dist
3 Feb 2013 2 Feb 2014 1 Feb 2015 7 Feb 2016 5 Feb 2017
Other Festivals
Swathi Sangitholsavam
East Fort – Thiruvananthapuram Dist
6  to 12 Jan 2013 6  to  12 Jan 2014 6  to  12 Jan 2015 6 to12 Jan 2016 6 to12 Jan 2017
Vishu
Celebrated all over Kerala
14 Apr 2013 15 Apr 2014 15 Apr 2015 14 Apr 2016 14 Apr 2017
Navarathri Sangitholsavam
Thiruvananthapuram
East Fort – Thiruvananthapuram Dist
5  to  13 Oct 2013 25 Sep  to  3  Oct  2014 15 to 23 Oct 2015 1 to10 Oct 2016 21 to 29 Sep 2017
Vallathol Jayanthi Varshikam, Kalamandalam
Kerala Kalamandalam – Thrissur Dist
9 to 10 Nov
2013
9 to 10 Nov
2014
9 to 10 Nov
2015
9 to 10 Nov 2016 9 to 10 Nov 2017
Chembai Sangitholsavam
Guruvayur – Thrissur Dist
29 Nov  to 13 Dec 2013 18 Nov  to  2 Dec  2014 8 to 22 Nov 2015 25 Nov to 10 Dec 2016 15 to 30 Nov 2017

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