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Thai Pongal declared holiday by US State of Virginia


The Tamil festival Thai Pongal has been declared an official holiday by the US State of Virginia. The State passed a resolution recognizing and declaring Thai Pongal a state holiday.

The House of Delegates, with the Senate concurring, has resolved that the General Assembly designate January 14 this year and in each succeeding year, as Pongal Day in Virginia. It was also decided that the recognition should be posted on the General Assembly's website.



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