Monday 31 August 2009
Floral rabbit: Today, on the front yard of their office, staffs of the Magic Academy spread this floral carpet bearing design of the Academy's logo: rabbit with hat, wand and a card. Petals of popularly known local flowers including 'Sooryakanthi', 'Vadamalli' and 'Jamanthi' were used for making this design. During 10 previous days of the secular State festival of Onam, it is customary in every house to gather flowers of all colours and arrange them in attractive patterns, known as 'athappookkalam'. Not in towns, but children of villages usually don't miss this opportunity of plucking morning flowers and making vibrant designs. The Academy will be closed on 1, 2, 3 of September owing to Onam holidays.