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Pongal in Pondicherry

(Last Updated 06 Jan, 2022)

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Pongal is one of the main festivals in the southern states of India, and Pondicherry is not the exceptional one. Pongal is celebrated with great pomp and grandeur in this little piece of land. The first day of the New Year is observed with great celebration. Pondicherry is no exceptional and this makes it more special and significant among the other festivals of Pondicherry.


Pongal is the festival of New Year in the southern states of India. The state is a mixture various cultures and the local people observe this festival with great splendor. Pongal is the onset of a New Year and in this union territory welcomes this fresh New Year with various traditional customs. Pongal is celebrated from 13th to 16th January. The first day of the festival is known as Bhogi day. During this celebration the people of Pondicherry decorate their house with various patterns named as Kolum and welcome a new year with new clothes. The second day is named as Surya day. The day begins with the worship of the Sun god. The days are celebrated with various recipes and various other customs like visiting near and dear ones’ place.

Time to celebrate

Pongal is celebrated with great pleasure and this grand occasion tales place in the 13th to 16th January of every year. Pondicherry takes a different shape when she looks wonderful with great decoration and air of celebration all over the place.

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