Thai Pongal is a thanksgiving I’m a at the end harvest season also celebrated as Harvest festival by the Tamilians in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the Indian Union Territory of Pondicherry and Sri Lanka.
This South Indian festival, Thai Pongal, is timed by an astronomical event – the winter solstice.
The Pongal celebrations are spread over four days. Thai Pongal is celebrated on the first day of the month Thai of the Tamil calendar.
The Tamil festival of Thai Pongal is a thanks giving ceremony in which the farmers celebrate the event to thank the spirits of nature spirit, the Sun and the farm animals for their assistance in providing a successful harvest.
When is Pongal in 2016 :
Ever year Pongal is celebrated from 13th to 16th January 2016.
As the day of Pongal celebration is decided according to the solar calendar, the Pongal date remains the same every year.
Following are the date on which the four days of Pongal are celebrated:
- Bhogi Festival on 13th January
- Pongal on 14th January
- Maathu Pongal on 15th January
- Kaanum Pongal on 16th January