Celebrated on the full moon night in the month of Tamil month of Thai, it was started by King Thirumalai Nayak. Float Festival is one of the main festivals celebrated in Madurai. It takes place on the full moon night of the Tamil month, Thai, which falls between mid January and mid February. The concept of the festival dates back to the 17th century, when it was celebrated for the first time by King Thirumalai Nayak.
Timings for Float Festival in Madurai
January / February: