Contents All about Pongal First day Second day Third day Fourth day The end
All about Pongal Pongal is a harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, India. An occasion for traditional thanksgiving the nature. It is a four day festival. It is usually held on 14 January every year. This year it was held on 15 January (English Calendar). They draw kolam outside the house. Kolam is drawn using rice flour and colour powder.
First Day The first day is celebrated as Bhogi festival. Girls dance around the bonfire, singing songs in praise of the Gods, the spring and the harvest. They also apply henna also known as mehandi.
Second Day Pongal is celebrated on the second day. It is called Harvest Festival Pongal is also a food cooked by boiling the freshly harvested rice in milk. The rice is traditionally cooked at sunrise. People wear new clothes on this day.
Second Day What to wear? Will there be a lot of different types of clothes for the all family Kids Big Girls Mum DadPattu Paavadai Half Saree Saree Vetti
Kolam A common feature of Pongal, in addition to the offerings, is the kolam. Kolam is an auspicious design which is traditionally traced in rice powder mixed with colors, They draw it in front of the house in the early morning.
Third Day The third day is known as Mattu Pongal, is a festival celebrated together by the villagers to thank the cows for their favour in farming. The cows are decorated with colors. Adventurous games such as the Jallikkattu or taming the wild bull are features of the day.
Fourth Day The Fourth day is known as Kannum Pongal day. This is a time for family reunions. Brothers pay special tribute to their married sisters by giving gifts as affirmation of their love. Landlords present gifts of food, clothes and money to their tenants