Onam is the state festival of Kerala and witnesses one of the most popular celebrations in the country. It falls during the month of Chingam according to Malayalam Calendar that corresponds to August or September of the Gregorian Calendar. Onam also marks the Malayalam New Year. The 10-day long harvest festival date in India for Onam 2018 began on August 15 (Atham), and will be concluded on August 27 (Thiruvonam). The first and tenth day of the Onam is considered to be the most important ones in the festival of floral carpet Rangoli (Pookalam) and Sadhya. Onam is commemorated as the homecoming of King Mahabali, a legendary king, who ruled Kerala in ancient times.  Elaborate feasts, cultural and folk dance, elephants, boat races, flower arrangements are a part of Onam carnival. Also Read - Onam Special Recipes: Top 10 Traditional Dishes of The Harvest Festival

People of Kerala go all out to show to their lovable king that they are happy and prosperous in his kingdom. They decorate their houses with flowers, colours and delectable feasts. Everything is grand in Onam. Boat races, martial arts, folk dance, mask dance, elephants and nine-course meals consisting of 11 to 13 essential dishes and called Onasadya is served. Also Read - Happy Onam 2018: Date, Timing, Significance, Rituals & Importance About The Harvest Festival

Check out Onam messages, quotes and more to send on this auspicious festival:

When King Mavel was ruling the land

all People were equal and same

there was no theft and betrayal

Not even little bit lying

♦ To my wonderful friends,

I’m hoping that this Onam festival be the start of your good and prosperous life.

Have fun with your family!

Love lots!

♦ Onam is more fun to celebrate with family and friends.

Feasts and colourful home decors…

But don’t forget the real essence of Onam.

Keep the spirit of Onam in your hearts.

Have a blessed Onam!

♦ Happy Onam

May God bless you and your family

and fill your home with

the lights and colours of Onam happiness and joy.

HAVE A HAPPY ONAM!

♦ Celebrate this day with a heart filled with peace, love and hope. I’m wishing that you’re family do well and may you find your happiness in life. Happy Onam!

♦ May the spirit of Onam guide you in your life. Let it live inside your heart. Fulfill what you desire and hope for the best. Happy Onam to you and your family!

♦As Onam festival fills the atmosphere with a spirit of love and delight, here’s wishing that this occasion brings happiness and more blessings to your way, Best Wishes to you on Onam..

We hope the New Year for Malayali Hindus turns out to be the most joyous occasion with new beginnings in sight. This collection of Onam messages and quotes to wish your family and friends a Happy Onam 2018 should come in handy. May you all have a happy, peaceful and prosperous year ahead. May this year brings happiness in life and fulfil all your dreams. Happy Onam and Happy New Year.