Date(s) - 18/01/2020
9:45 am - 12:00 pm
We are pleasure to invite everyone for our Parramatta Pongal 2020 on Saturday 18 January 2020 at 9.45am. This is our 8th Parramatta Pongal in town. Invitation flyer is attached.
The harvest event “Thai Pongal”, celebrated among the South Indian and Sri Lankan Tamils, signifies the creative and cultural festivity to welcome the end of the traditional farming season. The harvest month is an important feature among the agricultural community as communities celebrate the fruits of their hard labour. It symbolizes the veneration of the first fruit harvested and gratifies the hard work of cows ploughing the fields.
Parramatta Pongal event is designed to disseminate and share cultural celebrations by newly arrived migrants and refugees to the newly found friends, neighbours and the local community. This event is an opportunity to showcase the social cohesion and inclusiveness experienced by newly arrived migrants blending into the community and for the community to be aware of festivities celebrated by South Indians and Sri Lankan Tamils.
This event is a community driven effort, through a collaboration between Community Migrant Resource Centre, Tamil community organizations and a very dynamic group of volunteers.