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Vishu Festival

(Last Updated 01 Feb, 2023)

  • Dates :

    15/04/2023 - 15/04/2023

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The New Year festival of Kerala is known as Vishu. Various regions of India have a unique way of celebrating the regional New Year. Kerala is no exception, as the people of this state celebrate Vishu with great pomp and show. It is the astrological New Year's Day in Kerala. The day is closely associated with the Gregorian calendar as Vishu signifies the transit of the Sun towards the zodiac.

What are the things used in the Vishu Festival?

The celebration of Vishu features many events. Vishukkani is the most significant of them. It includes ritual arrangements of several items, like raw rice, golden cucumber, fresh lemon, a metal mirror, and many other things. The celebration also includes performing some customs. For example, people at this festival wake up at dawn and visit the puja rooms with closed eyes. It is done to ensure they see Vishukani before anything else.

How is the Vishu Festival Celebrated?

The celebration of Vishu also includes bursting crackers and having a feast of various food items like Veppampoorasam (a preparation of neem) and Mampazhapachadi (a sour mango soup). It is also the practice of the elderly to gift crackers to the young. The elderly also distribute money to the younger members of the family.

The celebration of Vishu is an integral part of the rich culture of Kerala. Tourists visiting the place during the festival look closely at the rich culture and tradition. So, what are you waiting for? Book your Kerala tour packages with us.

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