Malayalee Association of Saint Louis



Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a Christian festival and cultural holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.

Vishu, the traditional Malayali New Year, is a Hindu festival celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala, Tulu Nadu region of Karnataka, and Mahe district. The festival marks the first day of Medam, the first month of the Malayalam Calendar followed in Kerala.

07 April
Easter, Vishu & Eid
Join us to celebrate the Easter Vishu and Eid on Sunday, April 07 2024 @ Mahathma Gandhi Center,Ballwin 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Summer Picnic

    As summer brings warm days and later evenings, many of us head outdoors for good fun and food. Whether you’re hosting a backyard cookout, or planning a picnic on the go, be sure to fuel your family with summertime meals that are both nutritious and safe.

    16 June
    Summer Picnic
    Join us for Picnic with the Community on Sunday , June 16 4:00 PM 4 pm to 5 pm Social hour, programs start at 5 pm

    Onam is the biggest festival of the year in Kerala. The purpose of the festival is to commemorate the mythical King Mahabali, celebrate the end of the monsoon season, and welcome the harvest. This is a great festival to experience in India as it is full of happiness, excitement, and enjoyment by people of all ages.
    Onam is celebrated over 10 days during Kerala's month of Chingam. During the festival, people will hold grand processions, boat races, and traditional folk dances such as Thiruvathira, Kathakali, and Pulikali the tiger dance. The Onam Sadya, a feast consisting of nine or more vegetarian dishes served on a banana leaf, is also an indispensable part of the festival.

    21 September
    Join us to celebrate this Onam on Saturday , September 21 3:30 PM @Mahatma Gandhi Center Ballwin 3:30 pm to 4 pm Social hour, programs start at 4 pm

    Kerala Day

    Kerala Day also referred to as Kerala Piravi, marks the birth of the state of Kerala in southern India. The state of Kerala was created on 1 November 1956, long after the Independence of India. Before this, it was three major provinces and several outlying regions under various rulers.

    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

    03 November
    Kerala Day
    Join us to celebrate this Kerala Day on Sunday , November 03 @ Mahathma Gandhi Center

    Christmas & New Year

    Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

    New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one. Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner. In the Gregorian calendar, the most widely used calendar system today, New Year occurs on January 1.

    28 December
    Christmas & New Year
    Join us to celebrate this Christmas and New Year on Saturday , December 28 4:00 PM @ Mahathma Gandhi Center 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm Social hour, programs start at 4:00 pm

    Womens Day

    International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.

    Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity. IWD belongs to everyone, everywhere.

    09 March
    Women's Day
    Join us to celebrate this Womens Day on Saturday, 09 March @ Mahathma Gandhi Center,Ballwin From 2pm - 5pm

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