Onam 2010 is on 23rd August. Onam (Thiru Onam) is a harvest festival in Chingam month starting on the Malayalam New Year day of August 14th. Onam is celebrated for ten days. Starting from the Atham, Onam festival lasts for ten days and the tenth day is the most celebrated Thiru Onam.
Vishu (Bisu) is Malayalam New Year observed in Kerala and by all Malayalis. It falls on the first day of the Malayalam month of ‘medam.’ In 2010, it falls on April 15th. The celebration is known as Vishukani, Vishukaineetam and Vishubhalam. ‘Vishu Kani’ is the first auspicious thing that people see on the day and this takes place during the Brahma Muhurta. The eldest member in the family gives ‘Vishukaineetam’ to others .‘Vishubhalam’ or the predictions for the next year is also read on the day. Read Vishu Malayalam New Year