Kerala Festivals

Dates may vary according to the Malayalam calendar.

Alappuzha

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Arthungal St. Andrews Ferone Church Feast Jan
Chettikulangara Kettu Kazhcha Feb
Chettikulangara Bharani Festival Mar/Apr
Edathua St. George Ferone Church Feast May
Haripad Thaippooya Mahotsavam Jan/Feb
ATDC Boat Race July/Sep
Champakulam moolam boat race July/Sep
Karuvatta Boat Race July/Sep
Neerattupuram Boat Race July/Sep
Nehru Trophy Boat Race July/Sep
Payippad Jalotsavam July/Sep

Cochin/Ernakulam

 
Kanjira Mattom Kodikuthu Mahotsavam(mosque) Jan
Chottanikkara MakamFestival Feb
Aluva Manappuram MahaShivrathri Feb
Malayattoor Malayattoor perunnal(St.George) Mar/Apr
Kalady sankara Jayanthi May
Tripunithura Athachamayam Aug/Sep
Kochi Cochin Carnival dec
Tripunithura Sri purnathrayeesa temple fest Nov/Dec
Piravom Kakkoor Kalavayal(Bullock Race) Feb/Mar
Ernakulam shiva temple festival Jan/Feb

Kollam

 
Parippally Gajamela (Elephant Fair) Mar/Apr
Ochira(temple) Ochirakali June/July
Ashtamudi Urul Nercha Aug/Sep
Ashtamudi Veera Badra Nada Festival Aug/Sep
Kulathupuzha Mandalapooja(Sri Dharma Shastha Temple Nov/Dec
Ochira Panthrandu Vilakku mahotsavam Nov/Dec

Kottayam

 
Vaikom-Elankavu Temple Attuvela Mahotsavam Mar/Apr
Manarkadu St. Mary,s Church Annual Feast Aug/Sep
Vaikom-Mahadeva Templ Ashtami Festival Nov/Dec
Neelamperoor Padayani Festival Aug/Sep
Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple Festival Feb/Mar
Kavanattinkara Boat Race July/Sep
Arpookara Vanitha Jalamela July/Sep
Tazhethangadi Boat Race July/Sep

Kozhikode

 
Tali (Kozhikode) Temple festival Mar/Apr
Manachira Malabar Mahotsavam Jan 13 to 16
Madavoor Uroos Mar

Kannur

 
Taliparamba Trichambalam Mahotsavam Mar/Apr
Kottiyoor Ikkara Shiva Temple Festival May
Theyyam
Payyanur/Anjilal Aivar Pradevatha temple Jan
Kannapuram Areekulangara Machilottukavu Jan
Pappinissery Chirakkutty puthiya kavu (Keecheri) Jan
Peringome Kannangattu Bhagavathy temple Jan
Taliparambu/PadiyotChal Kalakkattu Illam Jan
Kmm College Kunnavu Machilottukavu Jan
Pariyaram (Near GH School-Taliparamba) Pariyaram Jan
Mathamangalam/Pilathara Thekkan Kariyathan Temple Jan
Aneekkara Pazhangadi Poomala Bhagavathy Temple Feb/Mar
Chrupuzha Chattiyoor Ara Bhagavathy Temple Feb
Payyannur/Pilathara Vayanattukulavan Theyyam Mar
Mayyil Kaliyattom Mar
Payyannur/Attole Perumkali Bhagavathy temple Mar
Kunji Mangalam Mar
Karuvanthatta Kazhakam Poomala Temple-Poora Kali Apr
Thamarakulangara Padinjarethara Temple Apr
Mavalayi Mavalayi Adi Utsavam Apr
Payyannur/Theru Vaniyillam Someswary Temple May
Payyannur/Kana Kozhummal Veedu theyyastanam May
Payyannur Mavila pathayapura Kaleeswaran May
Payyannur/Vadassery Viswakarma Sri Bhagavathy Temple May
Payyannur/Karanthadu Parokkavu May
Payyannur/Kankol Puthari Kaliyattom Oct
Payyannur/PuthurKottiyam Veedu Nov
Raman Thali Vadakkumbadu Nov
Pazhayangadi Puthiya Kunnath temple Nov
Pazhayangadi Kottila Vettakorumakan temple Nov
Narikod/Ezhome Naduvalath Thottam Dec
Parassini Kadavu Thiruvappana Dec
Pazhayangadi/Narikod Puthuvady Kannikorumakan temple Dec
Payyannur Aduthila Asarikottam Dec
Kottilamukku/Eripuram Muchilott Bhagavathy temple Dec
Taliparamba/Kaiveli Narikode madayil kottam Dec
Taliparamba/Kottila Puthiya Bhagavathy Kavu Dec
Raman Thali Kuruvanthatta/Punnakadavu Dec
Thekkum padu/Chrukunnu Koolom kavu (Lady Theyyam) Dec

Kasaragod

 
Anantheswara Vinayaka Temple Yaksha Ganam Mar/Apr
Kuttitoor Nellu Nira Aug/sep
Theyyam
Agalpathi(Durga Temple) Jaladhari theyyam Feb
Gudde(Mahalingeswari Temple) Raktheswari theyyam Feb
Uppala(Durgatemple) Yakshaganam theyyam Feb
Kuttikol Tampuratibhagavathytemple Feb
Kadambar Maha Vishnu Temple Mar
Nileswaram/Kalarivathukal Madai Kavu (Kalasam) June
Nileswaram/Kamballar Durga Devi Temple Oct
Kidoor Mahadeva Temple Oct
Kanhangad/Pullur Meengottu Shiva Temple Nov
Neerchal Shiva Temple Dec
Kottamkuzhy Perumthitta Tharavad Dec
Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothastanam Dec

Malappuram

 
Nilambur Nilambur Pattu Jan
Tirur Tunchan Festival Jan
Kondotty Kondotty Nercha(Mosque) Mar/Apr

Pathanamthitta

 
Kozhenchery Maramon Convention Feb
Adoor Partha Sarathy Gajamela Feb
Kadammanitta Padayani(Devi Temple) Mar/Apr
Adoor Poruvazhi Mahanada Utsavam Mar/Apr
Sabarimala Prathishtta Dhinam June/July
Aranmula(SriKrishnaTemple) Ashtami Rohini Aug/Sep
Adoor(SriKrishnaTemple) Ashtami Rohini Aug/Sep
Thiruvalla Parumala Church Perunnal Nov/Dec

Palakkad

 
Ottapalam Chinnakkathoor Pooram Feb
Chittoor Konganpada Feb
Pattambi Pattambi Nercha(Mosque) Feb
Kattukulam Pariyanam petta Temple Pooram Feb
Puthu Nagaram Theruvath Palli Nercha Feb
Nenmara Vallangi Vela Mar/Apr
Kalpathy Ratholsavam Nov/Dec

Thiruvananthapuram

 
Attukal Attukal Pongala Feb/Mar
Sri Padmanbha Swamy Temple Arattu Mar/Apr
Beemapalli Chandanakudam Mahotsavam Mar/Apr
Thiruvananthapuram Town Mahanavami Dance & Music Festival Oct
Vettukad Feast of Christ (Medre Deus Church) Nov/Dec
Varkala Sivagiri Festival Nov/Dec

Thrissur

 
Thiruvilaku Kavu Temple Machattu Mamangam Feb
Vadakanchery Uthralikavu Pooram Feb
Arattupuzha Arattupuzha Pooram Mar/Apr
Kodungallur Bharani Festival Mar/Apr
Irinjalakuda Koodalmanikyam temple festival May
Thekkinkadu Maidanam Thrissur Pooram April/May
Thrissur Puli Kali Sep/Oct
Koratty Koratty Muthy,s Feast (St.Mary,s Ferone) Oct
SankaranKulangara Vela Festival Nov/Dec
Triprayar Ekadasi Nov/Dec

Guruvayoor

 
Sri Krishna Temple Utsavam(10 days) Feb
Sri Krishna Temple Arattu Processions Mar/Apr
Sri Krishna Temple Ashtami Rohini Aug/Sep
Sri Krishna Temple Ekadasi(ChembaiMusic Festival) Nov/Dec
Sri Krishna Temple Vishu Kani Apr