Why you should attend this festival: This is more like a thanksgiving for the Tamils in Sri Lanka. Celebrated during mid-January, the festival is a way of showing gratitude to the sun god for the harvest. Thai is month in the Tamil Calendar and Pongal literally translate to overflow. This festival marks the onset of abundance and prosperity with all the harvest of the season and is a gathering of fun, good times and festivities.
Who should attend this event
For those of you looking for intricate details in cultures and traditions and want to know more about the origin of several practices, festivals like this will give you elaborate details. They also give insights on the evolution of culture across borders.