Tamil Nadu is a state in India with a rich cultural heritage and a plethora of festivals and celebrations. Here are some popular festivals celebrated in Tamil Nadu.
Pongal - Pongal is a four-day harvest festival celebrated in mid-January, where farmers thank the sun god for a good harvest. It is the biggest festival in Tamil Nadu.
Tamil New Year - Tamil New Year or Puthandu is celebrated on April 14th every year. It marks the beginning of the Tamil calendar year and is celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Deepavali - Deepavali or Diwali is the festival of lights celebrated in the Tamil month of Aipasi (October-November). It symbolizes the victory of good over evil and is celebrated with lighting lamps, bursting crackers, and exchanging sweets.
Karthigai Deepam - Karthigai Deepam is a festival of lights celebrated in the Tamil month of Karthigai. It is celebrated by lighting lamps and candles to signify the victory of good over evil.
Varalakshmi Nombu - Varalakshmi Nombu is a festival dedicated to the Goddess Varalakshmi, celebrated in the Tamil month of Aadi (July-August). Women observe fast and offer prayers to the goddess for the well-being of their families.
Navratri - Navratri is a nine-day festival dedicated to the worship of the Goddess Durga. It is celebrated with great pomp and show, and people offer prayers and seek blessings from the goddess.
These are some of the major festivals celebrated in Tamil Nadu. There are also many other local festivals that are celebrated in different parts of the state with great enthusiasm and fervor.
Tamil Nadu Festivals : Hindu, Christian, Muslim Festivals : Vinayaka Chaturthi, Navaratri, Mahashivaratri, Karthikai Deepam, Durga Puja, Janmashtami, Pongal, Saraswathi Pooja, Good Friday, Easter, Christmas, Muharram, Bakr Id, Ramzan etc
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