Thai Pongal is one of the major festivals observed in Tamil Nadu during Thai month. In 2017, Thai Pongal date is January 14. This festival, dedicated to Lord surya, is celebrated for four days.
Thai Pongal is celebrated as Makara Sankranthi in other regions of India. Thai Pongal marks the beginning of Thai month in Tamil calendar during when Sun enters into Makara rashi.
The 4-day Thai Pongal festival starts on Bhogi Pongal. Thai Pongal or Perum Pongal is the second day of fest. Third and fourth day are known as – Mattu Pongal and Kaanum Pongal.
Pongal is celebrated in beautiful manner with colourful kolam designs, delicious PONGAL dishes, and charmingly adorned cattle. It also marks the arrival of new crops for farmers.
In 2016, Thai Pongal date was January 15.
In 2015, Thai Pongal date was January 15.
In 2014, Thai Pongal date was January 14.
In 2013, Thai Pongal date was January 14. Thai Pongal 2012 date was January 15.