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Thai Pongal Celebrations

The Embassy celebrated Thai Pongal Day on 20th January 2012, at the embassy premises with the participation of Sri Lankan Tamil community.

The Hindu community conducted the religious observances and explained the importance of the Thai Pongal Day.  It is a major festival marking the harvest, the gifts of the earth and the sun as well as the renewal of the seasons.  It is also known as the First Rice Festival.

Students of the Sri Lankan school Muscat performed at the function paying gratitude to the sun god.
H.E. the Ambassador delivered a speech.

Assortment of Pongal and sweetmeats were served to the gathering at the end of the function.