My favorite festival-Onam-Essay/Speech for Children

  • Contributed by : Madhav Prasanth
  • Status : Student
  • Class : 2
  • School : ICSK-Kuwait
  • Age : 8
  • Mode : Simple
  • Article type : Essay for Children
  • Target Age Group : 6-10 Years

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Respected Judges, teachers and my dear friends,

Good Morning to you all

Today, I would like to talk about my favorite festival, Onam.Onam is a harvest festival, celebrated especially in Kerala during the month of August or September. The celebrations last for 10 days. The legend says that Mahabali, the great king who once ruled world visits his people during these days every year to take a stock about his kingdom. This boon was given to him by Vamana who sent him to Patala due to the influence of Devas. The first day of Onam is called Atham.During these days, we decorate our home with flowers arranged in circular shape called pookalam.Children wake up early and pluck flowers from adjacent places to make pookalam.During the next nine days pookalam made in variety shapes and sizes  are arranged in home courtyard. The final day of Onam is called Thiruvonam. The day marks family get togethers, gifts exchanges and traditional feasts.

This year I was fortunate to celebrate Onam with my grandparents and relatives. We woke up early and decorated our home courtyard. Myself and My brother got new dress from my grandparents and aunts. My mother and grandmother prepared a traditional Onasadya. My most favorite dish in Onasadya was my mom’s Palada dessert.Late in the evening we went out for an outing in the park. I  missed my father who couldn’t join with us because he was in Kuwait.Onam remains as one of my favorite festival.

Thank You.


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