In Singapore, Pongal is not a public holiday like Deepavali, but it is still widely celebrated here as a thanksgiving festival. While farming is not widely practised in Singapore, the festival is still relevant in the urban city. It gives an opportunity for us to celebrate and give thanks to Mother Nature for providing us with food. It is also an opportunity to strengthen ties with family.
In Singapore, Little India becomes abuzz with festive celebrations. The Indian Heritage Centre, together with the Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association (LISHA) organizes a variety of programmes and activities to celebrate this festival.
Pongal in the City
Reflect and share on what you have learnt together with your friends or your teacher.