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Republic Day – A Patriotic, National Holiday in India

Republic Day, which falls on January 26th every year, is the first holiday in the Western Calendar that is celebrated all over India and is an official day off.    What is Republic Day in India?  India became independent from British rule on 15th August 1947 (Independence Day) and it wasn’t until three years later that India’s […]

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NRI Pongal Celebrations in the USA and Beyond

What is Pongal? Pongal a four day South Indian Thanksgiving celebrated in mid January on the first day of Tamil calendar month Thai. Rituals and observances of this holiday, in a typical Tamil village include: “spring cleaning” and ridding of all old items through a bonfire, purchase of new items for household use, harvesting of […]

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