It is indeed a late post when compared to other new year references. It was the day of the harvest festival in India. In my state, TamilNadu, the festival is named ‘Thai Pongal’ (spelled as thy ponghul). It is celebrated across four days from the 14th to the 17th of January according to the tamil months. These four days take up different themes but on the whole serve the same purpose, which is to give thanks to the Sun god , Surya (spelled as Soorya), for the good harvest gotten and for the main essence of life itself.
DAY 1: BHOGI :
People on this day, wake up as early as 2 or 3 AM to burn all the old things in their house. This makes sure that no old memories or unnecessary things are carried onto the new life to be lead from the next day, which is Pongal.
DAY 2: Thai Pongal :
This is the main fest day of all four. Ironically, the main dish to be made on this day, is also called Pongal, which is made from the first harvest of that season. It is directly served to the Sun god, as a token of appreciation and thanks. It is prominent over generations together that no matter how cold or dim the weather of January seems to be, the day of pongal is always a sunny day.
DAY 3: Maatu Pongal :
This is a historic day for many reasons. It is the day, when the cattle of the fields are honoured for their work there. It is also pretty special since the era of the cattle in TamilNadu almost came to an end but was saved by the youngsters of TN who go down into History.
DAY 4: Kaanum Pongal :
This day is a day to simply be enjoyed. Every employee and employer take leave on this day to be with their family and go out to fairs, or the beach or whatever is their definition of happiness.
Now that I’ve briefed you about the day that I wanted to post the blog on (but couldn’t), let me congratulate the 21st century on its coming-of-age occasion. I consider every non-existent (non-living) thing as a female (Be it a country or years etc.) , so in other words, the century has henceforth matured. And to my understanding, every month from now on up until maybe 2045-2055, at least for roughly three days, the world experiences discomfort. And that’s because of the year herself feels uneasy. Keep track if you want to, because I stand by what I just said. Be it natural calamity, a political disaster, academical politics or civil wars, they will get worse on those days (around the middle of each month). So good luck earthlings *-* .
-Shreyy, an earthling who is experiencing what she just predicted.