Kerala Piravi is celebrated every year on 1 November to commemorate the foundation of Kerala. Kerala Day commemorates the merger of three Malayalam-speaking regions to form the state
Before Kerala was formed, Malabar, Cochin, and Travancore were separate regions. The Malabar Presidency included Thalasseri, Kannur, and Kasaragod in northern Kerala. The princely state of Cochin oversaw the middle region, while the state of Travancore governed the southern section.
After Independence, Travancore and Cochin were merged on 1 November 1949. Aikya Kerala Movement subsequently caused the reformation of the state on a linguistic basis. As a result, on 1 November 1956, Travancore-Cochin and Malabar merged to form the state as it is now with some taluks of South Canara added. .
Malayalis celebrate the state’s birthday with great passion and raise awareness about Kerala’s history and culture.
On this day, Keralans dress traditionally, with women wearing Kerala saris and Settu Mundus and men wearing dhotis and shirts.
Malayala Bhasha Vaarams, or language-based contests, are hosted by educational institutions to promote Kerala’s culture and legacy via discussions, skits, plays, and quiz challenges.
The President’s Trophy Boat Race in Kollam is part of the celebrations
Wishing every resident of God’s Own Country a Very Happy Kerala Piravi.
No gifts, no sweets, no flowers, no cards; just a simple Kerala Piravi wish straight from the heart!
Kerala Piravi Aashamsakal!
Wishing everyone a very Happy Kerala Piravi!
Kerala is indeed God’s very own country. Each Keralite is proud of the state’s rich legacy and culture. Happy Kerala Formation Day!