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Pongal

About Pongal

The four-day long harvest festival of South India is one of the most famous festivals of India. People prepare Pongal dish and wear their traditional attire. Celebrities include bonfires, dance, cattle races, sweets, and savories. The houses look resplendent with Kolam designs (traditional floral designs made with rice, colored powders, and flower petals).

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  • It’s a festival of thanksgiving to nature representing the first harvest of the year.
  • The variety of Kolam designs and cattle races.
  • 2017 - Saturday,14th January
  • 2018 - Sunday,14th January
  • 2019 - Monday,14th January
  • Celebrated by Tamils all over India, primarily in Tamil Nadu.