CELEBRATIONS marking Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala, have got underway in Bahrain.
Poovili 2012 will continue until August 31 and feature cultural and musical entertainment by leading film and television artists from Kerala.
An 'Athapookkalam' competition where people created designs with flowers set the ball rolling on 11 days of celebrations.
The events are being organised by the Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam (BKS) in association with Synergy Middle East Group.
The Middle East's Biggest Onam Festival 2012
Venue: Jashanmal Auditorium, Indian Schoo, Isa Town Bahrain.
Date & Time: Thursday 30 August 2012 - 7.30 PM
Organised by The Country Club
For further information and registration: 36437419, 33432653, 33201839
Arad Fort, Muharraq. Time: 8am-2pm. Call 17672278.
Al Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve near Zallaq. Time: 9am-1pm. Fee: BD1 for adults, 500 fills children under 15. Call 17845444.
Ahmad Al Fateh Mosque (Grand Mosque) open to all nationalities, men &women. Time: 9am-3.30pm (every day except Firdays). For groups prior appointment required. Call Chief coordinator Farahat Al Kindy on 17727773, 36554855 fax 17729695.