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Onam 2018 dates and school holidays

According to the Gregorian Calendar, 2018 onam festival falls in the last week of August. As per the Malayalam Calendar, ‘Chingam 1’ as New Year’s Day. Onam festival is celebrated by ‘Malayalees’ around the world. Schools across the state will be closed for 10 days ‘Onam’ holidays every year. You can check the Onam dates including ‘Chingam 1’ & ‘Thiruvaonam’ below as well as the school/college holidays for ‘Onam 2018’.

Onam 2018 Dates & Holidays

OnamDateDayMalayalam Date
Atham15-08-2018WednesdayKarkkidakam 30
Chithira16-08-2018ThursdayKarkkidakam 31
Chothi17-08-2018FridayChingam 1
Vishakham18-08-2018SaturdayChingam 2
Anizham19-08-2018SundayChingam 3
Thrikketta20-08-2018MondayChingam 4
Moolam21-08-2018TuesdayChingam 5
Pooraadam22-08-2018WednesdayChingam 6
Uthradam23-08-2018ThursdayChingam 7
First Onam
Uthradam
24-08-2018FridayChingam 8
Thiruvonam25-08-2018SaturdayChingam 9
3rd Onam
Avittam
26-08-2018SundayChingam 10

Onam 2018 School/College Holidays:

Schools & Colleges in Kerala expected to be closed on Saturday, 18th August and re-opnes on Wednesday, 29th August 2018.

To many, it is seen as a cultural event rather than as specifically religious, though it is based on Hindu myths of gods and demons people from other religions in the state such as Muslims and Christians also celebrates ‘Onam’ – The official festival of Kerala.

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