During the boat races, the venues become places of great festivity and revelry. The boats of various types warring on the water, the vanchippattu (the rythmic songs of the oarsmen) echoing in the atmosphere, the villagers roaring encouragement and the various art and musical performances make for unmatched pageantry. Villagers, irrespective of caste and religion, take part in these boat races. The trials for the prestigious competitions are held a month before the races.
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Topics: Kumarakom Backwaters Boat Race Festival