It has been 60 years since South Indian states Kerala and Karnataka were created and the special day is known as Kerala Piravi and Kannada Rajyotsava.
In Kerala, the day is observed just like the state's own festival Onam, when the people in the state wear the traditional attire of the state as part of the celebrations. Though mythology states that Kerala was formed after Parashurama threw his Mazhu (axe) from Gokarna into the sea, Kerala was officially formed after the States Reorganisation Act on November 1, 1956, nine years after India got independence from the British.
Kerala is said to have got its name from the first ruler, Keralian Thamboran, while it is also believed to have originated from the word 'kera' or the coconut tree which is widely grown in the state. The South Indian state, also known as the 'God's Own Country', has fourteen districts with Thiruvananthapuram as the capital. The official language of the state is Malayalam.
Meanwhile, the day is considered as a government holiday in Karnataka and Rajyotsava Awards will be presented on the formation day by the Government of Karnataka. Kannadigas celebrate the day by hoisting red and yellow Kannada flags across the state. The Kannada anthem Jaya Bharatha Jananiya Tanujate will also be chanted during the celebrations
Check out few greetings to be shared on Kerala Piravi day 2016: