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 :: Tamil Heritage Month - 2014  




Ottawa is home to thousands of Tamils who work, study and contribute towards the richness of our great city. The Tamil community in Ottawa has grown over the past decades and currently includes a great number of entrepreneurs, professionals and a large contingent of students attending local schools, colleges and universities.

The month of January is important to Tamils for several reasons. The first month of the Tamil calendar falls in the middle of January. This coincides with Thai Pongal which is Tamils' equivalent of Thanksgiving.

  • Thamizh Heritage Month Proclamation
  • January 14, 2014: Pongal o Pongal!
  • Thamizh Heritage Month Events by Thamizh organizations in Ottawa
  • January 18, 2014: Ottawa Thamizh Heritage Month Showcase
  • February 01, 2014: Pongal Peruvizha (Harvesting Festival) by Muththamizh Kalamandram

  •  Thamizh Heritage Month Proclamation

    His Worship the Mayor of Ottawa, Mr. Jim Watson, has proclaimed January 2014 as Thamizh Heritage Month in Ottawa. Click here to download the complete proclamation as a PDF file.

     January 14: Pongal o Pongal!

    Thai Pongal is celebrated on the first day of the month Thai of the Tamil calendar. This year, the Thai Pongal Day is celebrated on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 around the world. National Capital Region Tamil Association (NCRTA) would like to wish all its members, their family and dear ones, and the Thamizh community of Ottawa a very happy and joyous Pongal. As you joyfully celebrate the festival of Pongal, we wish this festival brings good luck and prosperity and hope that it will fill your days ahead with lots of happiness.

    His Worship the Mayor of Ottawa has very kindly sent the Thamizh community of Ottawa his warmest Pongal greetings. In his message, he has mentioned that Thai Pongal and Thamizh Heritage month celebrations are a testament to the Ottawa Thamizh community's important contribution to our city's vibrant cultural mosaic. You shall click here to read his greeting.


     Thamizh Heritage Month Events by Thamizh organizations in Ottawa

    In celebrating the ThaiPongal and the Thamizh Heritage Month all the Thamizh organizations in Ottawa are coming together and holding several events through out the month of January. click here to learn more about various events by the Thamizh organizations of Ottawa.

     Jan. 18: Ottawa Thamizh Heritage Month Showcase

    Thamizh Organizations of Ottawa would like to invite you, your family & friends to OTTAWA THAMIZH HERITAGE MONTH SHOWCASE to be held at the Walter Baker Centre, 2nd Floor, Nepean from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM on this Saturday, January 18, 2014. Please wear Traditional Thamizh Clothing to this event. Click here to view more information on this event.

     Feb. 01: Pongal Peruvizha (Harvesting Festival)

    Muththamizh Kalamandram is holding its Pongal Peruvizha (Harvesting Festival) on the Saturday, February 01, 2014 at 2:30 PM at the Kailash Mitel Theatre of Carleton University. View Muththamizh Kalamandram event flyer for more information.

    Tamil Heritage Month 2013 Annoncement
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