Kuala Lumpur, 14 Jan 2021 (The Capital Post)- Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wishes ‘Happy Ponggal’ to the Tamil community celebrating the Harvest Festival today.
Although there is no visiting activities, the festival should be celebrated in the best way with the family members at home, PM posted on his official Facebook account earlier today.
Pongal is a four-day-long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, which falls in the month of Thai (that is, the January-February season) when crops like rice, sugarcane, turmeric etc. are harvested.
The term ‘pongal’ in Tamil means “to boil”, and this festival is celebrated as a thanksgiving ceremony for the year’s harvest.- The Capital Post