Thiruvalluvar Day in Tamil Nadu in 2020

Thiruvalluvar Day in Tamil Nadu in 2020
Hills near Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu Image by Sathish kumar Periyasamy , via Pixabay
  How long until Thiruvalluvar Day?
This holiday next takes place in 60 days.
  Dates of Thiruvalluvar Day in Tamil Nadu
2021 Fri, Jan 15Regional Holiday
2020 Thu, Jan 16Regional Holiday
2019 Wed, Jan 16Regional Holiday
2018 Mon, Jan 15Regional Holiday
2017 Sun, Jan 15Regional Holiday
  Summary
Tanil Nadu. The fourth day of the Pongal celebrations is called Thiruvalluvar Day. It is dedicated to the sun god, Surya.

When is Thiruvalluvar Day?

The Government of Tamil Nadu celebrates the 15th (16th on leap years) of January as Thiruvalluvar Day in the honour of the poet Thiruvalluvar, as part of the Pongal celebrations.

In some years, it may also be declared a public holiday in the Union Territory of Puducherry.

History of Thiruvalluvar Day

Thiruvalluvar was a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher who lived in the 4th century BCE. He is best known for authoring Thirukkuṛaḷ, a collection of couplets on ethics, political and economic matters, and love. The text is considered as one of the finest works of the Tamil literature.

Thiruvalluvar was chosen as the Tamil language's greatest historical figure after Tamil scholars unanimously agreed to the proposal. As a result, a resolution to celebrate a day known as "Thiruvalluvar Day" for him by all Tamils was passed on 17 January 1935.

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