Majorly celebrated in southern part of India, Pongal is a not simply an occasion, but it is called a harvest festival that is celebrated especially with the importance of welcome the new season. This greatly sacred festival marks the starting of new cycle and people are celebrated the fiesta for four days with doing several of activities.

Praying to the Sun God, people seek blessings of God for new harvest and happiness and prosperity for the entire year on Pongal. As a significant festival according to Hindu calendar, this four-day sacred occasion of thanksgiving to the God and nature moves during the periods of the year when rice and other grains are cropped.

Rice, sugar-cane, turmeric and other cereals, imperative Tamil cooking ingredients, are generally harvested. Mid January is seemed as a significant time of Tamil civilization and Pongal, a harvest festival is usually fall on January 14th and 15th. People welcome this festival as a big traditional event for merrymaking the coming cycle by giving thanks to god and nature. This four days celebration is separated with four names such as Bhogi, Perum, Mattu and Kanum Pongal etc, but each has different importance. Bhogi, first day, people destroy and throw out the old household things and bring in the new items. Perum, second day and acknowledged as Surya Pongal, urged for Sun God on this day. On third day of Mattu Pongal, farm animals are prayed because they help in good harvest. Kanum Pongal, last day of celebration, people use up much moment with families and friends and go to picnic for enjoying the best jiffy.

Pongal Celebration 2021 in India

Pongal celebration, known also with different names such as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki etc in various region of India. However Pongal, a harvest fiesta, is actually observed in Southern states of Tamil Nadu as people of the state is fervently taken part in this grand celebration. Tamil month starts on the beginning of first day of Pongal and Tamilians articulate the "Thai Pirandhaal Vazhi Pirakkum" with the principle of resolving problematic family troubles. Pongal festival 2021 is on Friday, January 15, 2021 celebrated with the same rituals and traditions as coming from the ancient times, and larger part of civilization is taken part in this social gathering for worshiping the nature for good harvest.

Pongal 2021 is coming with same gusto and again time to pray god to welcome the new crops with arranging various events and doing rituals thoroughly. Wearing new clothes, visiting to relatives and friends, going on picnic with family, worshiping the Sun God, decorating the home with Kolam, exchanging gifts, dancing and arranging buffalo contest etc are major activities and trends of Pongal festival of India. Fascinatingly, Pongal is not just feted in India but also in other nation especially in the Sri Lanka and Malaysia.