Pulikkali folk form is prominent in Thrissur and is held in connection with Onam. Pulikkali performers are men and they paint their body and face meticulously to resemble tigers. They move in group and dance to the tune of percussions and enact scenes of playing hide and seek with a hunter wielding a gun. On this day, over 500 tigers are move through the street of Swaraj Round in Thrissur. This sportive event usually lasts for hours.