Pongal Festival 2023
A Celebration by Tamil Nadu Tourism
January is a special month as it opens the window to a new and fresh year. It is even more special for the people of Tamil Nadu as they welcome their harvest festival, Pongal. The four-day event that is dedicated to the Sun God marks the Sun’s journey northward, Uttarayan. Pongal is usually celebrated between 13 and 16 January. The four days – Bhogi Pongal, Thai Pongal, Mattu Pongal, and Kaanum Pongal – have their separate significance. Thai Pongal on January 14 corresponds with the Makar Sankranti, the harvest festival that is celebrated across India under various regional names.
If you happen to be in Tamil Nadu by mid-January, and see places squeaky clean, people all decked up in new clothes and ordering fresh belongings, animals smeared with sandalwood paste and cleaned up, do not be surprised.
The state is getting ready to celebrate its much-awaited Pongal festival.
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Sunday, January 15, 2023 - Wednesday, January 18, 2023