Saturday, January 15, 2011
PONGAL FESTIVAL at GADONG
Thai Pongal is a harvest festival. OnJanuary 14th, 2011, about 150 Catholic members of Annai Vellangkani, Gadong, Seremban celebrated Pongal festival before the Chapel Mass at 7.30 pm. They recited Rosary while waiting the rice to boil over or spill over at the outside of the Chapel. It is a celebration of thanksgiving event for the abundant harvest in the preceding year and to thank God and to offer gratitude to nature for a good harvest. The saying "Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum" meaning “the beginning of ‘Thai’ paves the way for new opportunities" is often quoted regarding the Pongal festival.After the Mass there was a launching of 1st CD Album entitled "NEENGA NANAIVUGAL" (Evergreen memories) produced by some of the members from Gadong Chapel and Nilai. Two of the main singers were Michelle and Lily James who launched the CD. It is sold for RM15.