Kerala Day 2022
Kerala Piravi, which is also known as Kerala Day, is observed on November 1. It is being observed to mark Kerala’s entry into the Union as an independent state. Cochin, Malabar, and Travancore were the three provinces into which Kerala was divided prior to the unification. The Malabar residency includes Kasaragod, Kannur, and Thalassery. On the other side, Cochin is present in the center. Finally, the state of Travancore oversees the southern region.
Karnataka, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh were formed on 1 November 1956 from the former Madras state following the linguistic reorganization of states. Kerala was one of the princely states of India prior to its independence in 1947.
But on July 1, 1949, the princely republics of Cochin and Travancore merged to become the Travancore-Cochin State. Later, Travancore-Cochin, which was originally a part of Madras state, incorporated the Malabar area.
People dress traditionally for Kerala when they go to work. Famous examples include the Kerala sari and settu mundu for ladies, as well as dhoti and shirts for men. In schools all around Kerala, this day is lavishly observed. Here, it is observed through Malayala Bhasha Varam or Malayalam-based language contests. There are also a number of cultural events hosted, including debates, skits, quizzes, and reading competitions.
Interesting Facts about Kerala
After the state Reorganization Act was passed, the Malayalam-speaking portions of the former territories of Cochin, Malabar, South Canara, and Travancore were combined to form the state on November 1st, 1956. Kerala is India’s 21st-largest state in terms of land area. Along with Tamil Nadu, the Lakshadweep Sea, and Karnataka, it shares a boundary. Kerala has India’s lowest rate of positive population growth. Kerala has 595 kilometers of coastline.
Things to know about Kerala
- Thiruvananthapuram serves as Kerala’s capital.
- Pinarayi Vijayan is the chief minister of Kerala, while Arif Mohammad Khan is the governor.
- Malayalam is the official language of Kerala.
- Kerala has a total area of 38,860 km2.
- The Indian elephant, the Golden Tree, the Jackfruit, and the Coconut Tree are the state fruits, animals, and trees of Kerala, respectively.