When is Onam in 2013?
|Onam 2013, 16th Sept, 2013
Onam is one of the main festivals in the South Indian state, Kerala which is celebrated by all with much pomp and zeal, irrespective of any occasions or festivals. This auspicious day is commemorated to mark the homecoming of the mythical king, Mahabali. To show honor to this great king and to memorize his reign of peace and prosperity, this day is observed. This colorful festival is celebrated for long ten days. Many elements of Kerala's culture, such as Kaikottikali dance, snake boat race, decorating beautiful rangolis are linked to this festival.
Onam is also known as harvest festival of the state and is celebrated in the beginning of the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kolla Varsham) known as ‘Chingam'. This month falls in August-September according to the Gregorian calendar and in Bhadrapada or Bhadon according to the Hindu Calendar.
When is Onam?
Onam in 2013 will be celebrated on 16th September.
Popular Gifts for Onam
Gift plays the most significant role to make any occasion joyous. Hence on this special day, people exchange gifts to add charm to the event. Those who staying somewhere in abroad, also send gifts to their loved ones on this auspicious day. Hence you need not to worry to send gifts to India to your closed ones.
You can take the assistance of GiftstoIndia24x7.com to send gifts to India. Witnessing the importance of gifts in this occasion, this portal has brought to you a great collection of items in the Onam Gifts section. To make your choice, you just need to surf through this gift section. Perishable products such as cakes and flowers will reach the recipient within 24 hours. In addition to this, perishable products will take 3-4 working days to get delivered.
Following are some of the gifts you can send to your dear ones wishing them happiness and prosperity -
1. Flowers - You can never go wrong if you send one a bunch of flowers as gift. It is a token of love and will convey your love and emotions being far away from your loved ones. All these exotic flowers are arranged beautifully in baskets, life size arrangements, vases or even are tied to a breathtaking bouquet. A great variety of flowers such as, roses, carnations, lilies, orchids, gerberas and many more to name a few. These fabulous flower arrangements would heighten the beauty of any home or office interior. Hence, make your Onam celebration even more colorful by sending one beautiful flowers as gifts.
2. Sweets - Add sweetness to this festival, by sending mouth-watering sweets to your loved ones. Gifting sweets on any Indian festival is an age old tradition. And now when gifting has gone online this custom of exchanging sweets on any occasions and festivals prevails. Various traditional sweets such as kesar peda, motichoor ladoo, kaju barfi, kaju katli etc occupies a special place in the heart of the recipient. Tinned sweets such as rasgulla and gulab jamun from popular brands such as K.C.Das and Haldirams are also available. Your loved ones will definitely relish those sweets.
3. Gift Hampers - Gift hampers, assorted with a variety of articles are one of the most preferred gift option. There are various types of gift hampers arranged in the portal , where from you can opt and go away with it. If you are planning to gift to any of your male friend or relative, you can definitely go with apparels and mens care items assorted together. This gift hamper would be a perfect one for your professional man. Previously cakes and flower combo used to signify occasions such as Birthdays, Anniversaries and Valentine’s Day. But with its growing popularity, people are sending this combo to make any occasion grand. Besides these, a cute soft toy would be a nice add up to your gift, if you are sending the same to your beloved, wife or dear sister. Since, dry fruits and sweets are considered to be auspicious, you can also choose hamper that consists of these items.
4. Gift Vouchers - Gift Vouchers are one of the great gift option which leaves the recipient to buy something as per her/his wish. Vouchers from reputed book publishers such as Landmark and Oxford is something unparallel as gift for those bookworms. Delighting your foodaholic dear one with vouchers from Pizza Hut, Mainland China or Taj would be a wonderful gift option. Vouchers from reputed stores and brands such as Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Wills Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, John Players and so on is just perfect. Hence your vouchers as gifts would make wonder happen.
Apart from these, gifts are also arranged in different categories such as Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him and Gifts for Kids. Send Onam Gifts through the reliable gifting site and make your loved ones cherish those precious memories for a long time to come.