Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: New year celebrations at Valiathura, now into its 125th year, will conclude on January 1. The highlight will be a carnival that will start from Shanghumughom and terminate at Beemapally on December 30.

The carnival will have a ‘floats’ competition. There will be caparisoned elephants, ‘shingarimelam,’ ‘chendamelam,’ ‘theyyam,’ ‘pookkavadi,’ and ‘gopurakkavadi.’ Contingents of Scouts and Guides, ‘pulikali’ and ‘Beemappally duffumuttu’ will add colour.

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