Festivals During Monsoon

The calendar below contains details of festivals and their accompanying rituals that take place during Kerala's monsoon season. The calendar highlights temple, church, or mosque locations, provides dates of festivals and rituals, and gives information on the contact persons associated with the festivals. This collection also includes 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 Vaishaka Mahotsavam Akkare & Ikkare Kottiyoor Temple, Kannur June 02 - June 28, 2023 | Edavam 19 - Midunam 13 | Chothi - Chithira
Karkidaka Vavu Bali - Ritualistic festival Aluva Manappuram, Ernakulam July 17, 2023 | Karkitakam 1 |
Aranmula Valla Sadya Aranmula Sree Parthasarathy Temple, Pathanamthitta September 6, 2023 | Chingam 21
Champakkulam Boat Race Champakkulam, Pampa River, Champakkulam July 3, 2023 | Mithunam 18 | Moolam asterism
Kumbhabhishekam day Chathapuram Sree Prasanna Mahaganapathy Temple, Palakkad May 28, 2023 | Edavam 14
Sankranthi Vaanibham Dharmasastha Temple, Pakkil, Kottayam July 17, 2023 | Karkitakam 1
Feast at Elanji Forane Church Elanji Forane Church, Ernakulam June 28 - 29, 2023 |
Kaliyattakavu Bhagavathi Temple Festival Kaliyattakavu Bhagavathi Temple, Malappuram May 15, 2023 - May 31, 2023 | Edavam 1 - 17
Kalleli Oorali Appooppankaavu Temple Festival Kalleli Oorali Appooppankaavu, Pathanamthitta July 17, 2023 | Karkitakam 1