Festivals During Monsoon


ALERT - Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all the festivals in temples and other events have been suspended for a while.

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 Vaishaka Mahotsavam Akkare & Ikkare Kottiyoor Temple, Kannur June 3 - June 29, 2020 | Edavam 20 - Mithunam 15 | Chothi - Chithira
Karkidaka Vavu Bali - Ritualistic festival Aluva Manappuram, Ernakulam July 20, 2020 | Karkitakam 5 |
Aranmula Valla Sadya Aranmula Sree Parthasarathy Temple, Pathanamthitta July - October | Karkitakam - Kanni
Champakkulam Boat Race Champakkulam, Pampa River, Champakkulam July 4, 2020 | Mithunam 20 | Moolam asterism
Kumbhabhishekam day Chathapuram Sree Prasanna Mahaganapathy Temple, Palakkad May 28, 2020 | Edavam 14
Sankranthi Vaanibham Dharmasastha Temple, Pakkil, Kottayam Mithunam
Feast at Elanji Forane Church Elanji Forane Church, Ernakulam June 28 - 29, 2020 |
Appavanibham Nercha Idiyangara Sheikh Masjid, Kozhikode Arab Rajab 13 - 16
Kaliyattakavu Bhagavathi Temple Festival Kaliyattakavu Bhagavathi Temple, Malappuram May - June | Edavam