The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Rome celebrated Thai Pongal on 18 January 2023 at the Embassy premises.
Thai Pongal is the Harvest Festival that signifies productivity, prosperity and the greater happiness of being grateful. The festival is one of the foremost religious and cultural festivals celebrated by the Tamil community across the globe.
The Sri Lankan community along with the Ambassador and the staff of the Embassy prepared traditional pongal and performed a puja to invoke the blessings of the Sun and Mother Nature.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Ambassador extended his best wishes to the Hindu Tamil community living and working in Italy and thanked all present for being part of the celebration. The Ambassador stated that all national festivals should be celebrated in unity and all Sri Lankans should commit to work towards the economic growth of the country.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka
20 January 2023