CM Greets Malayalees On Onam Festival

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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday greeted the Malayalees on the occasion of Onam festival.

“On the auspicious occasion of Onam, I extend my heartiest greetings to my Malayalee brothers and sisters all over the world,” Banerjee tweeted.

Onam, an annual harvest festival celebrated by the Keralites, is prepping itself to celebrate yet another 10-day long festival- Onam which falls in the Malayalam month of Chingam (August–September) marks the New Year for Malayali Hindus.

Onam Sadhya comprises a 26-dish vegetarian feast which is served on the 10th day of Onam. The meal is traditionally served on banana leaves and the people sit cross-legged on the floor to enjoy the food together with family and friends.