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Onam is a Hindu festival celebrated by the people of Kerala. Onam is Malayali festival which is celebrated by native speakers of Malayalam.
Mesha Sankranthi is celebrated as Vishu in the Indian state of Kerala. Vishu is not traditionally celebrated as New Year in the Malayalam Calendar.
In Kerala Ashtami Rohini, also known as Sri Krishna Jayanti, is celebrated as birthday of Lord Krishna.
Malayalam New Year
The first day of Chingam month in Malayalam calendar is observed as Malayalam New Year.
Mandala Pooja is the last day of 41 days long austerity observed by devotees of Lord Ayyappa.
In Kerala Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated in Chingam Masam during Shukla Paksha Chaturthi and might fall in Shravana month.
On the next day of Saraswati Puja children between the age of 4 and 5 go through Vidyarambham ceremony.
Attukal Pongala is a famous Malayalam festival celebrated annually at Attukal Bhagavathy temple.
Thrissur Pooram is a Malayalam festival celebrated annually at Vadakkunnathan temple in Thrissur.
Makaravilakku is one of the most important festivals at Sabarimala Temple in Kerala.
The 40 days long austerity period of Mandala Pooja, for Sabarimala Ayyappa temple, begins from the first day of Vrishchikam Masam.
Vrishchikam Shukla Paksha Ekadasi is known as Guruvayur Ekadasi. This Ekadasi is observed at the famous Shri Krishna Temple at Guruvayur in Kerala.