More than 10k Santas add colour to Buon Natale celebrations | Kochi News – Times of India

More than 10k Santas add colour to Buon Natale celebrations | Kochi News - Times of India

Thrissur: More than 10,000 Santa Clauses participated in the 10th edition of Bon Natale in Swaraj Round. Thrissur on Wednesday. Bowen Natalie, The Cultural procession Organized to mark the end of Christmas celebrations Agree with in the district Thiruvathera celebrations this year. Vadakonnathan Temple and Thekankadu Maidan hosted a series of events, including the lighting of ‘Lakshadipam’ (one hundred thousand lights) this evening.
Swaraj Round hosted thousands of enthusiastic Santa Claus dances, a fresh display of the pluralistic cultural values ​​of Kerala and Thrissur in particular. Some floats also illustrated this secular tradition by simultaneously displaying replicas of Vadakonnathan Temple, Chetti Angadi Masjid and Our Lady of Dolores Basilica on mobile platforms.
‘Christmas papas’ on wheelchairs, bikes, roller skates and ‘poikal’ (stilts) added to the excitement. Nursery students, senior citizens (some over 80 years) and women dressed as Santa Claus and danced to special Bon Natalle songs.
Along with cultural programmes, several charitable schemes including construction of houses for the homeless were also started. Archbishop Mar Andrews Thazath, Mayor MK Varghese, MPTN Parthapan, and MLAs Balachandran and Sanesh Kumar Joseph, District Collector VR Krishna Teja attended the inaugural session.
Cochin Devaswom Board President MK Sudarsan, Thiruvambadi Devaswom President Sundar Menon, Sri Ramakrishna Ashram Swami Satbhavananda and IUML leader Rashid also attended the meeting.

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