Festivals During Monsoon

The calendar below contains details of 50 festivals and their accompanying rituals that take place during Kerala's monsoon season usually in the months between May and August. The calendar highlights temple, church, or mosque locations, provides dates of festivals and rituals, and gives information on the contact persons associated with upcoming shows. This collection also includes fifty videos which will provide a brief glimpse of these colorful festivals and rituals.

Kerala is a land of festivals. Every month, in fact almost every week, a festival is celebrated in some corner of the state. The monsoon arrives and swathes the parched land in verdant greens and bright yellows. Life blossoms again and the earth awaits another harvest and the drum beats of yet another festival.

The calendar will add a cultural aspect to those planning monsoon holidays. As the monsoons in Kerala do not have a pattern of incessant downpours, the respite of sunshine and the opportunity for travel is always present.

Festival Location Date
Kottiyoor Festival Akkare & Ikkare Kottiyoor Temple, Kannur From Edavam (May-June) Chothi to Midunam (June-July) Chothi
Karkidaka Vavu Bali - Ritualistic festival Aluva Manappuram, Ernakulam On the day of vavu or Amavasi (no moon day) in Karkidakam (July - August)
Aranmula Valla Sadya Aranmula Sree Parthasarathy Temple, Pathanamthitta From the Malayalam month of Karkitakam to Kanni
Champakulam Moolam Boat Race Champakkulam, Alappuzha On the moolam asterism in the Malayalam month of Mithunam (June/July)
Annual Festival Chathapuram Sree Prasanna Mahaganapathy Temple, Palakkad 28th May (14th of Malayalam month Edavam)
Sankranthi Vaanibham Dharmasastha Temple, Pakkil, Kottayam Malayalam month of Midhunam (June/July)
Feast at Elanji Forane Church Elanji Forane Church, Ernakulam June 28, 29
Appavanibham Nercha Idiyangara Sheikh Masjid, Kozhikode Appavanibham Nercha – 13th to 16th Arab Rajab (May-June)
Festival Kaliyattakavu Bhagavathi Temple, Malappuram Starts from second Monday of the Malayalam month Edavam