Spirited celebration welcomes King to Boston

Indian Cultural Association celebrating Festival of Onam at Hubberts Bridge village hall. L-R Taniya Jiyo 11, Sandra Jijo 15, Merin Baby 8, Dona Peter 10, Evelyn Abey 11, Elwin Abey 8, Samuel Elias 8.
Indian Cultural Association celebrating Festival of Onam at Hubberts Bridge village hall. L-R Taniya Jiyo 11, Sandra Jijo 15, Merin Baby 8, Dona Peter 10, Evelyn Abey 11, Elwin Abey 8, Samuel Elias 8.

An annual cultural event took place in Boston over the weekend to celebrate the Festival of Onam.
The event was hosted by the Indian Cultural Association at Boston West Golf Club.
The day, which celebrated one of the most famous festivals in South India, featured a number of cultural programmes throughout the day.
There was also a traditional Indian vegetarian lunch served.

The Festival of Onam is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam.

President of the association Rengee Thomas said: “It was a very good event, we expected 120-130 people but numbers were quite high at about 160-170.

“It was a very good response and we were quite pleased.

“People were very happy that we could showcase lots of talents at the event.

“It was really good fun and a nice feast.”
The photograph above, features Taniya Jiyo, 11, Sandra Jijo, 15, Merin Baby, eight, Dona Peter, 10, Evelyn Abey, 11, Elwin Abey, eight, and Samuel Elias, eight.