On August 21, Odessa National Medical University celebrated the last day of Onam festival.
Onam Festival is an official ten-day harvest festival celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala. According to a legend, the spirit of the king of ancient Kerala Mahabali visits these lands every year in late August. And on these days, all residents of the state celebrate the Golden Age of those times. Malayala make every effort to celebrate the holiday, which symbolizes new life, on a grand scale: be sure to wear new clothes, lay out in front of the houses patterned flower carpets (athapukkalam), make delicious food (sadhya), sing folk songs, participate in traditional games, boat races and ethnic dances. he first day-atami- is the most important out of the ten as well as the tenth – tiruvonam, which this year fell on August 21.
On this day, Indian students of the International Faculty laid out an amazing concentric pattern in honor of their current home – Odessa National Medical University near the main building, held fun games and competitions, impressed the audience with beautiful folk costumes, songs, dances and sweet treats.