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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular festivals and events hosted in Kanyakumari?

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This is the time when the whole town rejoices in fun and frolic and sings and dances in unison. A visit to Kanyakumari during one of its festivals is the best time to join the locals and for a moment feel like a localite, with no inhibitions and no hesitation that an outsider usually feels.


  • Cape Festival

    Kanyakumari is also known as Cape Comorin and when a festival which goes by the name Cape Festival is celebrated, you can expect all of Kanyakumari to be participating in it. The revelry of this 3 days festivals can be seen everywhere and on everyone who is present at that time in the town. Festivals cannot be without cultural activities and you will get ample doses of it during this festival, which is held during the pleasant month of October.

  • Feast of Our Lady

    A festival of the Christian community , it is joined by the rest of the town in its celebration. The 10 days festival begins in the month of December. The feast begins with the  hoisting of flag and continues every day morning mass and benediction with special prayers and preaching in the evening. Towards the end of the festival, processions on two golden cars are held. The people, the frenzy of this festival is enough to make it a popular and unique festival of Kanyakumari. Witness the glory and pomp which fills the divinity of the festival.


Apart from these two festivals, various festivals like Vaishakhi, Navratri are celebrated with equal gusto and enthusiasm as in the rest of the country. But when you celebrate it in Kanyakumari, the town’s colour will seep in somewhere and a flavour unique to Kanyakumari will be engraved in your memory.

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