Thai Pongal and “Pongalo Pongal” To our dear readers
13 January 2020 10:19 am
Words : Prabha Rupasinghe
Although not familiar to us, Thai Pongal is a festival which is celebrated by the Tamils in a much joyful way. Also known as the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, this is a festival which falls on the month of January right after a new year celebration. Growing up I had many Tamil friends and the sweet Pongal streaming into our house with different sweet varieties full of milk and ghee was a celebration itself for us.
The festival is celebrated as a Thanks Giving ceremony to God. For any farmer Harvesting is the biggest part of all his hard work. He toils all the year with his cattle, working day and night depending on rain and Sun. So, as a note of thanks to God for helping him throughout, Pongal is celebrated in mid of January every year [ 15th to 18th January 2020].
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