Did you know, every year during the festive season of Onam, special guests visit the Swaraj Ground in Thrissur (Kerala)?
Those special guests are tigers!
Don’t panic! They aren’t real tigers. But artists, who have the big cat’s face painted on their bodies and stripes on their limbs in yellow, red, and black. They dance and enact popular traditional plays during the 10-day celebration. This folk art is known as Puli Kali (‘Puli’ refers to a leopard or a tiger, and ‘Kali’ means ‘to play’ in the Malayalam language).
Interesting, isn’t it?
There are several such unique festivals celebrated in different parts of our country throughout the year. Come, let’s take a tour across our country and explore some of the offbeat festivals in India.
India is the land of diversity, culture and colorful festivals, where each festival has its own significance. Learning about these offbeat, regional festivals help us understand our country better.
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