Onam festivities for Keralites in UAE

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Oanam celebrations kicked off in UAE with great fervour

Keralites living in United Arab Emirates began Onam celebrations, the festival which marks the harvest season in Kerala.Supermarkets were flooded with NRIs for Uthradappachil, the mad rush for grocery, vegetables, flowers and other articles for Uthradam (the eve of Onam). Restaurants in UAE are also organising special feasts for Onam.
The feast which is traditionally called Onam Sadya is an indispensable part of the festival. The feast is served on banana leaves and consists of 26 dishes. This festival lasts for 10 days in Kerala but in UAE celebrations will take place on Friday and Saturday.
“For some time, we feel we are missing Onam”,Radhakrishnan Machingal, former office-bearer of UAE-based All Kerala Colleges Alumni Forum (AKCAF), was quoted as saying.
“Onam is a family affair for us. But since my children are grown up and in universities, it is difficult for a family reunion for Onam. Still I have other family members with whom I can dine”, Revi Karicherry, a senior official of Dabur India in Ras Al Khaiamh emirate, said.

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