Kanyakumari Festivals


Kanyakumari festivals are integral parts of the culture of Kanyakumari, reflecting the religious beliefs and practices of the native population. Throughout the year, the district experiences a series of colorful, festive events, offering insight into the diverse cultural activities of the land. In fact, different types of Kanyakumari festivals infuse new life and hope into the minds of the natives, who are almost exhausted, struggling with the daily drudgeries of life.

Some of the most important festivals that are held over here include Chaitra Purnima Festival, Cape Festival, Navratri and Holy. Chaitra Purnima Festival, Kanyakumari is usually being celebrated in the first week of the month of May, whereas Navratri takes place in the last week of October. Holy, on the other hand, is said to be the annual festival of the Roman Catholic Church that is celebrated in the fourth week of December.

Kanakamoolam Fair is another very popular festival of Kanyakumari-Tamil Nadu . This fair is celebrated at Vadaseri, Kanyakumari district on Sundays and Thursdays.

Since people of Kanyakumari are highly religious people, the religious festivals play a great role in the lives of the residents. Some among these types of festivals include the following:

  • Vaisakha festival
  • Car festival
  • Float festival
  • Kalabham festival
Among the above-mentioned festivals, the Vaisakha festival is held in the Tamil month of Vaikasi, whereas the Kalabham festival is celebrated in the month of Aadi.

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Last Updated on 9/15/2011