Onam brings back smile on faces of Kumari flower traders

Flowers are an integral part of Onam celebrations. The front yard of most homes in Kerala welcome you with a pookalam (rangolis created with flowers) this time of the year. The bordering district of Kanniyakumari is no stranger to this tradition. In fact, most Keralites used to throng the markets here until Covid changed everybody’s plans. However, this year, flower sellers here are a happy lot.

Thovalai flower market in Kanniyakumari district is famous not only in TN, but across the borders as well. V Krishnan, president of the Poo Viyabarigal Sangam, told Express that though there were no local sales this year, they have done about 50 per cent sales to Kerala, most of it being online.

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