Thursday 14 April 2022 7:09 AM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON April 14: The UK looks set for a warm Easter bank holiday with above average temperatures of over 20C (68F) likely in some areas. The weather is expected to warm up from Thursday and the long weekend could bring the hottest day of the year so far, beating the 20.8C (69.4F) recorded on 23 March, says UK weather reports.
Dust blown in from the Sahara could also make for some spectacular sunrises and sunsets, according to Sky News meteorologist Chris England. The South East is forecast to get the best of the fine weather.
The Easter break starts with public holiday on Friday 15th April and Bank Holiday on Monday 18th April.
Malayalees all over the world will be celebrating the Hindu religious festival Vishu on 15th April. As Friday is a public holiday, UK Malayalees are also set to celebrate it in all its fervour with Vishu sadhya and activities.
Easter, a Christian festival will also be celebrated by Christians all over the world on Sunday 17th April. UK Malayalee Christian community are also gearing up to mark this Holy Week in all its traditional manner.
Ramadan in UK began in the evening of Friday, 1 April and ends in the evening of Sunday, 1 May. Therefore, it will also be an occasion for Muslims.
Most of the Keralite restaurants in the UK are also geared up to served the Vishu sadhya.
Please see below a list of where the events are being held. Please make contacts with the organisers before attending as it may require advance booking. Also, there may be a cost for attending, therefore, please check before setting out to attend the event.
Greater Manchester Hindu Community Vishu celebrations on April 15
Greater Manchester Malayalee Hindu Community (GMMHC) will celebrate Vishu this year on 15th April 2022 from 10am to 5pm. The celebrations will include Vishukkani, Vishukkaineettam, Bhajan, Vishu sadhya, games and cultural programmes. The event will be held at Radha Krishna Mandir Brunswick Road Withington Manchester M20 4QB. For further details please contact Chandrasekharan Nair on 07865563926.
Bhakthi Bhajan UK Paris Laxmi Carnatic Dance in Birmingham on April 15
Bhakthi Bhajan UK will be holding a Paris Laxmi Carnatic Dance programme at the Midlands Arts Centre Birmingham B12 9QH on Friday 15 April 2022 from 14:00 – 17:00 BST. Tickets are priced between £11.37 and £54.49. Click to make a booking. Advance Reservation Required
Easter, Vishu & Ramadan celebrations in Croydon on April 16
Easter, Vishu and Ramadan celebrations, hosted by World Malayalee Council this year will be held in aid of differently abled children in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The celebrations will be an array of classical art forms which is to provide a flavour of Kerala art forms and promises to be an entertaining evening. The event will be held on Saturday 16th April 2022 from 6pm onward at Harris Academy Purley, Kendra Hall Road, South Croydon CR2 6DT. Event will be controlled by entry pass (Adult £20, Children £10) The art performances will be as below:
Kathakali by Kalamandalam Vijayakumar and Kalamandalam Barbara Vijayakumar and team
Bharathanatyma by Anusha Subramanyam
Chendamelam by Sangeetha of UK and MAUK
Live music and DJ by Azeer Mohammed
Mohiniattam by Upahaar School of Dance
For further details contact Najeeb on 07769940391 or Prakash on 07786158579
Britain KMCC family Iftar meet on April 16 in East Ham
The Britain KMCC’s family Iftar meet will be held on the 16th April at South End Hall, Southend Rd, East Ham, London, E6 2AA. The festivities will start at 7.30 pm. The organisers said it welcomes all KMCC members and their families to the event.
Vishu celebration in Cambridge on April 16
Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP) Cambridge Shaka No 6196 will celebrate Vishu this year on April 16, 2022. Vishu celebrations will be held on Saturday April 16 from 9.30am to 5pm at the Papworth Village Hall, Papworth Everard, Ermine Street South, Cambridge CB23 3RD fromThe event will be hosted in all traditional style with Vishu Kaineetam and other cultural programmes. There will also be the traditional Vishu sadhya. Those who wish to know further about this or to participate please contact Sanal on 07903853184 or Manoj on 07886189533
Guildford Malayalee Association Easter and Vishu on April 17
Guildford Malayalee Association will celebrate Vishu and Easter on Sunday 17th April at the Fairlands Community Centre Guildford GU3 3NA from 3pm to 8pm. There will be dance, music, thambola and dinner. Entry fee is £12. Children under the age of 5 go free. For more information please contact Jogi Joseph on 07950779654 or Paul James on 07888984080 or Seetha Avinash on 07305811577
Passion Week service at Carshalton in South London
Holy Week at Caterham on the Hill South London Surrey
Holy Week in Birmingham
Malayalee Cricket Tournament in Kent on April 18 (Bank Holiday)
Six top cricket teams from Kent will vie for the the first ever StallionZ ever-rolling cup on 18th April. The one day tournament with 12 overs game will be held at The Club House, Bexley Park, Calvert Drive, Dartford, Kent, DA2 7G. The six teams from Kent who will contest the match are Oakfield Warriors, Gillingham Warriors, Mallu Cricket Club and Maidstone Superkings, Crosspay Cricketers and Oakfield Warriors II. For further details please contact Vinu on 07828886559
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