2019 – Tamil New Year (Chithirai Thiruvizha – சித்திரை திருவிழா)

Dear All,

We heartily invite you all to celebrate Tamil New Year (Chithirai Thiruvizha – சித்திரை திருவிழா) at Holywell Community Centre on 14-Apr-2019. Lot of family fun activities are planned with pattuku pattu, culturals, neeya naana. Enjoy Valai ilai virundhu.

Lets celebrate Tamil New Year together with family and friends.

Tamil Puthandu
Tamil Puthandu (தமிழ்ப்புத்தாண்டு), also known as Tamil New Year, is the first day of the year on the Tamil calendar. On this day, Tamil people greet each other by saying “Iniya Puttantu vazhthukal” (இனிய புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்), which is equivalent to “Happy new year”. The day is observed as a family time. Households clean up the house, prepare a tray with fruits, flowers and auspicious items, light up the family puja altar and visit their local temples. People wear new clothes and children go to elders to pay their respects and seek their blessings, then the family sits down to a vegetarian feast.