Politician and author Shashi Tharoor today posted a small video of him relishing the moments of the swing tradition of Onam- a 10-day long harvest festival that is celebrated in Kerala every year. Today is ‘Thiruvonam’ which is considered to be the most auspicious day of the festival.
“There’s an Onam swing tradition that one normally leaves to young girls. I was persuaded to get into the spirit of things this year,” the Thiruvananthapuram MP tweeted.
There’s an Onam swing tradition that one normally leaves to young girls. I was persuaded to get Into the spirit of things this year. Happy Onam! pic.twitter.com/Z23nJ9Fmfp— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 21, 2021
Tharoor is dressed in his traditional attire, wearing a red kurta along with a white mudu as he participates in the swing tradition, also known as ‘Onam Oonjal’, in his 30-second video.
Onam is spread across 10 days; however, the actual festival is widely celebrated for three days from 21st August-23rd August.
Celebrations include a diverse range of traditional rituals like the boat race, parades, folk dance performances, floral rangoli making, the grand feast, etc.