Thai Pongal Festival 2022

Pongal festival or Thai Pongal festival is a four-day harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, South India. One of the most popular Tamil festivals, Pongal is celebrated as offering of prayers to nature. 

Pongal festival is celebrated for four days from the last day of the Tamil month of Margazhi (mid December — mid January) to the third day of Thai (mid January - mid February) and coincides with the festival Makara Sankranthi and Lohri Festival of north India. This year, the date of Pongal festival is from 14 January to 17 January 2022.

The word Pongal means boiling over and the Tamils refer Pongal as Tamizhar Thirunal (the festival of Tamils). In Astrology, this is the period when the sun traverses from the Tropic of Capricorn to the Tropic of Cancer via the Equator (from 14th January to 14th July), and this movement is termed as Uttarayan. Following are the four days of Pongal Festival.

1) Bhogi Pongal date is on 14 January 2022

2) Surya Pongal date is on 14 January 2022

3) Maatu Pongal date is on 16 January 2022

4) Kaanum Pongal (or Kanum Pongal) date is on 17 January 2022

Thai Pongal Festival

Regional Significance of Pongal Festival

Pongal is celebrated in almost all the states of India. In northern India, the festival is known as Lohri, in Assam it is called Bhogali Bihu, in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar it is known as Sankaranti, and in Andhra Pradesh it is celebrated as Bhogi.

Four Days of Pongal Festival

The four days of Tamil Pongal festival are celebrated with uniqueness in each days celebration. Click Here to read more about the Four Days of Pongal Festival

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