For Immediate Release

January 14, 2016

Mayor Crombie Recognizes Thai Pongal 2016

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I join with our City’s Tamil community to mark the important and celebrated four-day harvest festival of Thai Pongal.

“Thai Pongal marks an important occasion in the calendar year for Tamils. It is an opportunity to give thanks to nature for providing bountiful harvests and nutrition, while at the same time looking forward to the promise and hope of new beginnings.

“In Ontario, Thai Pongal festivities coincide with Tamil Heritage Month. Tamil Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember the important economic, charitable, volunteer, public service and other city-building contributions Tamil Canadians continue to make to places like Mississauga.

“Both Thai Pongal and Tamil Heritage Month are opportunities to reflect on, celebrate and educate future generations about the rich history and culture of the broader Tamil community.

“Let me once again wish everyone a very happy and healthy Thai Pongal.”