Pongal marks the beginning of the sun's northern journey. It is observed around January 14 of each year, lasting about four days.
Pongal is celebrated with 4 days of rituals including worship of the sun god, wearing new clothes, decorating homes, and worshipping cattle for the good harvest. This is a time to spend with family and friends. It is a religious holiday, Businesses related to agriculture are closed.
Pongal is a Hindu harvest festival marking the end of traditional farming and gathering of the first food from the harvest.
India Major Holidays:
Date of Pongal
2015 - Thursday, January 15th
2016 - Friday, January 15th
2017 - Saturday, January 14
2018 - Sunday, January 14
2019 - Tuesday, January 15
2020 - Wednesday, January 15
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