Kaanum Pongal 2023: The fourth and last day of Pongal is called Kaanum Pongal, which translates to “day of seeing.” Therefore, this Pongal day is designated as a day for sightseeing. On this day, individuals wear festive attire and go on picnics, visits to family, and tours of their home town or city. It is an outside day, and the majority of people leave their homes in the evening, creating a sea of humanity. This is a day for spending time with family and enjoying outdoor activities.
Kaanum Pongal 2023: Date
This year, Kaanum Pongal 2023 will be observed on Tuesday, January 17th.
Festivities for Kaanum
Pongal During Kanumu, elders bestow their blessings. In Tamil Nadu, this day is also known as Virgin Pongal, and unmarried women celebrate it by playing in the river, preparing Pongal, and eating it there. It is common for residents to offer the house’s servants new clothes and money.
Significance of Kaanum Pongal
Additionally, Kaanum is the Tamil word for brother’s day. On this day, ladies offer different types of grains to birds and pray for their brothers’ well-being. This rite is known as “Kanu.” Brothers are visited by their sisters, who inquire about their well-being. Women consume meals from the previous day and pray for their brothers’ wealth and well health.
As the final day of Pongal, the farmers rest and rejoice in high spirits on this day. People venerate and worship their forefathers and elders. Following three days of festivities, it is time to unwind. People spend a pleasant day outdoors with their families and friends. In the villages, shop owners and business owners give their employees charitable presents as a gesture of appreciation for their outstanding work throughout the year.