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Tamil Nadu celebrates Pongal with traditional fervour

Pongal 2018 Dates significance and how it is celebrated in Tamil Nadu Pongal 2018 Dates significance and how it is celebrated in Tamil Nadu
Bennie Garza | 15 January, 2018, 13:08

Tamils today cooked their traditional rice dish in earthen or stainless steel pots decorated with a garland of flowers, ginger, turmeric, sugarcane piece and banana. Adding to the celebration was the recent good rains across the southern state of Tamil Nadi which was a big relief for the farmers.

Thai Pongal is an occasion to make government's efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in food meaningful - President Sun, Jan 14, 2018, 10:31 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

It is a four-day festival which according to the Tamil calendar is usually celebrated from 14 January to 17 January.

Cinema halls drew huge crowds and nearly all business establishments including retail outlets and the ubiquitous tea stalls were shut as the festive mood took over.Security has, meanwhile, been strengthened at several places, including the Marina Beach here, where people throng in large numbers during the "Kaanum Pongal" (when people go on an outing) festival on Tuesday.

"In January, we also mark Tamil Heritage Month, and reflect on the important contributions of Canada's Tamil community", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in his Thai Pongal message.

On the occasion of harvest festivals, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, "Happy Makar Sankranti, Lohri And Pongal". On this auspicious day, I wish a happy and prosperous Thai Pongal to the Hindus in Sri Lanka and overseas.

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