KANE Christmas & New Year Celebration on Dec 22 at 2 pm
Movie: ODIYAN in Boston. Multiple shows on Dec 14th & 16th.
Kerala Flood Relief Fund Update: We donated the entire amount we collected to the Kerala Chief Ministers DR Fund View Receipts KANE Inviting registrations for Cake Competitions and Stage Performances. Please e-mail christmas@kaneusa.org before Dec 14th.. KANE Christmas & New Year Party on Saturday, Dec 22nd from 3pm onwards. Contact christmas@kaneusa.org for details. Congratulations to the KANE & BBC New England Badminton Championship 2018 Winners!. We thank all the teams and sponsors.
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Boston Badminton Club, Westborough, MA
KANE Badminton Tournament 2018 In Association with Burlington Badminton Club Round 1- Priliminary Venue: Boston Badminton Club, Westborough, MA For questions, e-mail: [...]
Date :  2018-12-01
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Boston Badminton Club, Westborough, MA
KANE Badminton Tournament 2018 In Association with Burlington Badminton Club Round 2- Priliminary Venue: Boston Badminton Club, Westborough MA For questions, e-mail: [...]
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Burlington Recreation Center
KANE Badminton Tournament 2018 In Association with Burlington Badminton Club FINALS Venue: Burlington Recreation Center From 12pm - 5pm For questions, e-mail: [...]
Date :  2018-12-08
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Keefe Technical High School, Framingham, United States
  KANE Christmas & New Year CelebrationsPlease save the date, Saturday, December 22nd 2018From 2.00pm to 6.00pmKeefe Tech School 750 Winter St, Framingham, MA [...]
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Onam is the most celebrated and crowd gathering festival for KANE with more than 1000 men and women dressed in traditional kerala style(Mundu, shirt, set saree).

To answer “What is Onam,” it is the greatest festival of Kerala since legendary times, celebrated with zeal by Malayalees irrespective of their religion in the state as well as abroad. The peculiarity about Onam is the fun and fervor and the beautiful tapestry of rituals and traditions involved. The festival historically lasted for 28 days in the month of Leo according to the Indian zodiac. Thiruvonam or the 10th day of Onam is the most important day in the festival. KANE celebrates Onam with every year with lot of mouth watering and fun activities. The following are some of the activities that you can take part in:


Pookkalam

Attam is the star day when the Onam celebration begins. On this day, people create a floral rangoli called Pookkalam at their entranceway using many different flowers. It is not just done in homes but also in offices and educational institutions. There are even Pookkalam competitions where people compete for the best Pookkalam design. Simple to intricate designs are used with flowers such as marigold, roses, jasmine, hibiscus etc. in addition to materials like saw dust to build the foundation.

Dances Forms

Kaikotti kali also known as Thiruvathira kali is a truly indigenous dance form of Kerala and is performed by women dressed in white sari called Set and gold jewelry around a “Deepam”, which is a traditional Kerala lamp. It is usually performed in a group of 8 to 12 women. Another form of dance practiced here during this time is the 'Pulikali' or 'Kaduvakali' where men paint themselves like tigers in bright yellow, red and black colors and dance ferociously to the music of 'udukku' and 'thakil'.

Games

Onam games are very varied and offer wide variety of entertainment. The outdoor games that are popular are 'Talappanthukali' (ball game), 'Kayyankali' (one-to-one unarmed fight between men), 'Attakalam' (fight between men in groups), Ambeyyal (archery) and 'Kutu Kutu' (Kabaddi). 'Kummattikali' is another game played typically by men where they clad themselves with attire made by using plaited grass and a big wooden mask.

Feasting

Every year KANE cooks sadhya with 16 side-dishes. We have a great leadership under Mr. Vaidyanathan Iyer for preparing and serving sadhya for a head count of more than 1000 every year. Our lip-smacking feast is enjoyed by many every year and is called "Onam Sadya" is the prominent part of this India festival. Mostly the meals are vegetarian but non-veg items are also prepared. The elaborate Sadya consists of brown rice and three main curries with many side dishes.  In addition, there is melt-in-the mouth payasam served at the end of the feast. It is a belief that every Malayalee should eat Onam feast no matter what he or she has to sell to do it.

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