Kerala is a diverse state in India. Kerala is a land where festivals never end. Various festivals are celebrated in Kerala round the year but the dates of these festivals change every year according to the indigenous Malayalam calendar. These festivals are an essential part of the state and observed with great enthusiasm and fun in which the people of all caste and religion participate. Today, these festivals are perhaps the only occasion when the classical, folk and ritual arts of the Kerala come alive and as well as represents the true tradition and culture.
During the festivals, the people clean and decorate their houses, enjoy get together with friends and relatives, exchange gifts, take part in rituals, processions and offer prayers. New attire, dance and music, all add to their joyful rhythm. It is also interesting to know that no celebration in Kerala is complete without an elephant pageant.