Each day of Navaratri is dedicated to a different form of Shakti and the festivities are made to suit her multiple personas. Nine forms of the Mother Goddess are worshipped on each night culminating in Vijaya Dasami on the 9th day. In 2021, the festival begins on October 7th and ends on October 15th.
Onam falls on the 10th day after the Atham Nakshatram day of the Malayalam Chingam month. The entire town is festively decorated and people dress up in new clothes. People flock to the streets to create huge colourful kolams of Flowers called Pookalams. Contests are held to choose the best pookalams.