Kerala is all set to celebrate Onam tomorrow. God’s own country has dressed up beautifully with elaborate decorations for the harvest festival. Onam is a ten-day festival with Thiruvonam being the main day of celebrations. Grand feast, folk dances, Onam Sadhya, pookalam are among the main celebrations of the day. On the auspicious day of Thiruvonam, Keralitiees believe that King Mahabali who was stepped down to netherworld comes to visit them. People dress up as King Mahabali and visit houses and conduct plays on streets. Onam which is the harvest festival falls on the first month of Malayalam calendar, Chingam. Also Read: Happy Onam 2016 Wishes & Messages Or Happy Onam 2016 Status in Malayalam

Boat race is an attraction during Onam celebrations in Kerala. Beautiful boats adorned with colorful umbrellas and flowers snake through river making it a spectacular sight. Men sing the boat song during the race making the event a fun-filled one. Temples hold processions and elephant parade, plays, folk songs and traditional dances mark celebrations in the state. Kaikottikali is a popularly played dance form of women dressed in traditional attire. Onam Sadhya or the feast is another attraction of the day which includes 26-course meal along with sweets and other delicacies. Malayalees across the globe celebrate the day with great enthusiasm and similar celebrations. ALSO READ- Onam Special Pookalam: 10 beautiful Pookalam designs for Onam 2016. (ALSO READ- Onam Special Pookalam: 10 beautiful Pookalam designs for Onam 2016)

Tourism of Kerala increases during Onam season with a lot of non-Indians wanting to see the state in all its glory. Week-long celebrations are held at various places in Trivandrum. Cultural shows, food stall, folk art, handicraft exhibition, classical dance are a part of the festivities held in the capital city. (ALSO READ- Happy Onam 2016: Best Onam Messages, WhatsApp & Facebook Quotes, Status, eCards & SMS to Wish Happy Onam Greetings!)

Here are messages you can send your loved ones on Onam.

1. Wishing you a very prosperous, healthy, wealthy and Happy Onam to all malayalees in the World

2. May the color and lights of Onam fill your home with happiness and joy. Have the most beautiful Onam.

3. May this ONAM bring the brightest and choicest happiness & prosperity you have ever wished for!

4. Celebrate the spirit of the harvest festival in all its splendor. Decorate your house with Pookalams, listen to the melodious Onappattus and enjoy the festivities

5. May the celebration of return of pious Mahabali abode well for you and your family

6. May your life be decorated like Pookalam, sail in harmony like a snake boat. Happy Onam to all Malayalees

7. May Lord Vamana bless you with a wonderful harvest of your deeds at all times and on this festive occasion, may you reap a wonderful harvest of crop, relationship and happiness.

8. Hope this Onam brings in good fortune and happiness for you. Happy Onam

9. Onam: O – Orumayude, N – Nanmayude, A – Aghoshangalude, M – Malayaliyude Onam Varavayi!

10. May this year be a great start of your life ahead. May this harvest festival bring prospeity and good luck into your life. Happy Onam

11. May the God bless you and fill your heart with joy and happiness. May the color and lights of Onam fill your home with happiness and joy. Have the most beautiful Onam

12. May the spirit of Onam remains everywhere, whatever you do, whatever you think. Whatever you hope in your life. Wish you a very Happy Onam

13. May you be blessed with joy, happiness, and peace. Happy Onam to you.

14. Let Lord Mahabali bring happiness and prosperity in your life. Wish you a great day. Happy Onam

We at India.com wish you a Happy Onam!