February 03: Pattambi Nercha, Pattambi Mosque,Palakkad : (61 km from Palakkad) The Nercha festival is held in memory of Aloor Valiya Pookunjikoya Thangal, a Muslim saint of Malabar. The entire town is brilliantly illuminated during the festival.

Highlights:: Pageant of 70-80 caparisoned tuskers, one of the largest in India; Musical ensembles like Panchavadyam, Tayambaka; Procession of colourful floats which concludes late at night on the bank of the Bharathapuzha; Folk art performances; Fireworks display.(Feb. 01- Feb.07)

February 19: Maramon Convention, Kozhencherry: (16 km east of Thiruvalla and 40 km from Kottayam) Held every year on the banks of the River Pamba in Kozhencherry, this is Asia’s largest gathering of Christians. (Every year second Sunday/third Sunday of Feb. for a week)

February 19: Machattu Mamangam, Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple, Thrissur: (3 km from Vadakancherry, Thrissur).During this festival, richly decorated Kuthirakolams (motifs of horses) are ceremoniously brought to the temple by the devotees as offering.

Highlights: Chendamelam; Pageantries; Cultural programmes. Deity of the temple: Goddess Bhagavathy. (Feb.17-Feb.23)

February 20: Pooram, Pariyanampetta Temple, Kattukulam, Palakkad: (40 km from Palakkad) This annual festival lasts 7 days. On all days, Kalamezhuthupattu (a ritual where the Goddess’s image is made on the floor) is held in the temple at night. On the last day, a procession of 21 caparisoned elephants is held.

Highlights: Religious and folk arts like kaalavela (bull motif spectacle), Kuthiravela (horse motif spectacle), Thira and pootham; performances of Kathakali, Chakyarkoothu. The temple also celebrates a 41-day-long Kalamezhuthupattu during November – December. Deity of the temple: Goddess Bhagavathy (Feb.19)

February 21:Pooram, Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple, Palappuram, Palakkad: (5 km from Ottappalam, Palakkad).This one-day festival is celebrated with a grand procession of 33 caparisoned elephants and Panchavadyam recitals. About 16 well-decorated Kuthiras (horse motifs) and 8 Kaalas (bull motifs) are ceremoniously brought to the temple by devotees

Highlights: Performance of art forms like Velattu, Thira, Theyyam, Pootham, Kaalavela, Kuthiravela, Aandi Vedan, Karivela, Kumbhamkali, Tholpavakoothu (shadow-puppet play) is conducted for 17 days, prior to the festival. Deity of the temple: Goddess Bhagavathy. (Feb.10-Feb.28)

February 22: Pongala Utsavam, Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram: This exclusive festival for women is marked by the preparation of Pongala (a kind of sweet porridge considered to be the Goddess’ favourite offering) by thousands of devotees in the temple premises.

Highlights: Procession of the deity’s idol; Ceremonial rituals like Thalapoli; Kuthiyottam; Caparisoned elephants; Performances of classical, folk dance forms; Classical music recitals. Deity of the temple: Goddess Bhagavathy. Every year Feb. / Mar.

February 22-26: Theyyam festival, Kuttikkol ThampurattiBhagavathyTemple, Kuttikkol, Kasaragod (Every year Feb. 22-26)

February 26: Uthralikavu Pooram, Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple, Vadakanchery, Thrissur: (At Parithipra, 2 km from Vadakancherry, on the way to Shoranur).This is one of the most important festivals in Central Kerala. Colourful elephant processions accompanied byPanchavadyam and Pandimelam, during the day and at night, mark the eight-day long celebrations

Highlights: Ritual and folk art performances; All-night Pooram on the concluding day in the glow of temple torches called Theevatti. Deity of the temple: Goddess Kali. (Feb.24-Mar.02)