A Day at the Fair!10:42:00 pm
It’s really a hustle and bustle all around here, tomorrow being Onam and all. For the uninitiated, Onam is the most important festival of Kerala and is celebrated with flower carpets, new clothes and a huge feast spread out on a banana leaf!! Check here for more info on this colorful festival!!
Every year, during Onam, the city hosts a fair with all sorts of handicrafts from all over India. We visited the fair yesterday and I returned with a few things:
A pair of colorful handmade leather Kolhapuris:
A turquoise necklace:
A pair of turquoise earrings:
A pair of wooden earrings:
Well, that’s it, not much shopping :-). The streets were lined with flower vendors, with heaps of multicolored blossoms. I tried taking pics, but jostling through the crowd really made things difficult. I did get this though:
This was the flower carpet in the lounge of our apartment building:
This flower carpet was at the local mall:
Some pics from the internet:
People celebrating in traditional clothes,
Image Courtesy: thehindu
and a traditional feast!
Image Courtesy: bloggersview
Its night as I write this and people have begun bursting crackers outside. All in all, a very festive atmosphere!!! Wish everyone a Happy Onam!!