Kerala Holiday 2024

Republic Day26 JanuaryFridayNational Holiday
Valentines Day14 FebruaryWednesdayNot a Holiday
Maha Shivratri8 MarchFridayRegional Holiday
Holi25 MarchMondayRegional Holiday
Good Friday29 MarchFridayRegional Holiday
Easter Saturday30 MarchSaturdayRegional Holiday
Easter Sunday31 MarchSundayRegional Holiday
Eid-ul-fitr10 AprilWednesdayRegional Holiday
Vishu13 AprilSaturdayRegional Holiday
Dr Ambedkar Jayanti14 AprilSundayRegional Holiday
Ram Navami17 AprilWednesdayRegional Holiday
Mahavir Jayanti21 AprilSundayRegional Holiday
May Day1 MayWednesdayRegional Holiday
Mothers Day9 MayThursdayObservance Holiday
Buddha Purnima23 MayThursdayRegional Holiday
Muharram17 JulyWednesdayRegional Holiday
Independence Day15 AugustThursdayNational Holiday
Jhulan Purnima19 AugustMondayRegional Holiday
Raksha Bandhan19 AugustMondayRegional Holiday
Janmashtami26 AugustMondayRegional Holiday
Ganesh Chaturthi7 SeptemberSaturdayRegional Holiday
First Onam14 SeptemberSaturdayRegional Holiday
Thiruvonam15 SeptemberSundayRegional Holiday
Eid-e-milad16 SeptemberMondayRegional Holiday
Shri narayana guru Jayanti18 SeptemberWednesdayRegional Holiday
Shri Narayana Guru Samadhi21 SeptemberSaturdayRegional Holiday
Gandhi Jayanti2 OctoberWednesdayNational Holiday
Maha saptami10 OctoberThursdayRegional Holiday
Maha Ashtami11 OctoberFridayRegional Holiday
Maha Navami12 OctoberSaturdayRegional Holiday
Vijaya Dashami13 OctoberSundayRegional Holiday
Diwali31 OctoberThursdayRegional Holiday
Bhai Dooj3 NovemberSundayRegional Holiday
Guru Nanak Jayanti15 NovemberFridayRegional Holiday
Christmas Day25 DecemberWednesdayRegional Holiday

Kerala is the southernmost state of the Indian mainland along with Tamil Nadu. It has a long coastline of the Indian Malabar coast surrounded by the Arabian Sea. It is best known for its natural habitat and spice and tea plantations. Onam is the state festival of Kerala and is celebrated with the most enthusiasm and joy. It is celebrated to mark the coming of King Mahabali. People decorate their houses for ten days before the actual festival day. On this day people meet their relatives, exchange presents and feast on plantain leaves. Another important festival is Vishu which marks the Malayali new year day. It is believed that the whole year of Malayalis depend on the things they see on the morning of Vishu. On this day, fireworks are burned, elders give the younger daily members gifts and blessings.
Thrissur Pooram is the most famous temple festival in Kerela. It is celebrated in Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur. People sit on huge elephants that are fully dressed for the occasion outside the temple. It requires a continuous dedication of 3 days which is almost 36 hours in which time people do their traditional pujas. Other festivals of this state are Thisruvathira, Holi, Dushhera, etc.