: Kochi, Kerala
: Pass Over Festival, Hannukah
: April / May
The Jews of Kerala are supposed to have migrated to this place in the first century following the destruction of the second temple of Jerusalem in
The Jewish community in Kerala settled mainly in and around Mattancherry, Kochi. The Passover Festival to commemorate the freeing of Jews from Egyptian slavery is celebrated in April/ May every year.
The Pentecost Festival follows the Passover, and the feasts of the Tabernacles are also observed. The New Year celebration which cascade in
September/ October and Hanukka, the 'festival
of lights', are other popular festivals.