Pongal is a Thai celebration which is essentially a harvest festivity celebrated by Tamil individuals toward the end of the harvest season. It is a four day festivity from thirteenth January 13 to sixteenth January according to the Gregorian logbook. The second of the four days i.e., first day of the Tamil month Thai is the second and guideline day of the festival and this day is known as Thai Pongal. This day falls on the season of the Makar Sankranthi which is a Hindu religion's most well known winter harvest occasions which gets commended all through India. The day is to start of sun's six-month long voyage northwards or the Uttarayanam. This moreover addresses the Indic solstice when the sun purportedly enters the tenth spot of the Indian zodiac i.e. Makar or Capricorn. It is an a standout amongs the most essential festivals celebrated by Tamilians.
Thai Pongal is actually a the harvest festival and it is celebrated in 3 or 4 days. On the Thai Pongal Day people make good food, offer puja to gods and Sun for helping for good harvest, and praying for better harvest next year also. They believe by showing the thanks and offering the prayers gods will become happy and will bless them with a good harvest for next year also.
Pongal or Thai Pongal is the festival is celebrated on southern Indian states and Sri Lanka. Even though it is celebrated in all states of south India, it is celebrated in Tamil Nadu as a holiday and it is the one of the prominent festival of that state along with Diwali and Tamil New year Day.