Pongal is a harvest festival which is celebrated in the middle of January generally from 13th to 16th. It is extensively celebrated in Tamil Nadu and in Southern India. It is celebrated for four days to thanks nature for a bumper crop and worshipping the Sun God.
People clean and decorate their houses, draw rangoli in front of the houses, take oil baths and buy new clothes during first day known as Bhogi Pongal.
Surya Pongal is the second day in which people worship the Sun God, cook Pongal dish, offer the dish to God and then serve it during lunch.
On the third day of Mattu Pongal the farm animals generally cows are worshipped.
Kaanum Pongal is the fourth and the last day, in which people worship birds, girls pray for the prosperity and well being of their brothers and gifts and money are given by brothers to their sisters.