Thrissur Pooram fireworks: Will the heavy rains play spoilsport again?

Thrissur Pooram witnesses historic turnout, women & children attend in large numbers

After the famed Thrissur Pooram fireworks got postponed due to heavy rains, the organisers had decided to schedule it for May 15, Sunday. However, with the recent weather forecast predicting heavy rains in the State for the next five days, they are wondering what would be the ideal workaround. Meanwhile, if the climate is favourable, the fireworks might happen on May 16, Saturday, itself. The Devaswom meeting, which will be held today, is expected to discuss this date, too. 

The fireworks were initially scheduled to begin at 3 am on May 11, Wednesday. The sample fireworks on May 8, Sunday was met with much fanfare, especially as the event was held after a two-year-break, due to the pandemic. 

The pooram aficionados were a bit concerned as they weren't allowed to watch the fireworks from the Swaraj Round, as the existing rules require them to maintain a 100 m distance. It had even led to an argument between the crowd and the officials on the day, which resulted in delaying the sample fireworks by over an hour. 

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