Reap the Har­vest

Canning Gazette - - NEWS -

THE City of Can­ning Am­phithe­atre was trans­formed into a kalei­do­scope of colour last week­end for the Pon­gal Har­vest Fes­ti­val.

Hosted by the Tamil As­so­ci­a­tion of WA, the event brought a riot of colour, dance and mu­sic to the stage.

The Har­vest Fes­ti­val is cel­e­brated by Tamils around the globe to thank the Sun God on the first day of the month Tai and to mark the end of the win­ter sol­stice in south­ern In­dia.

Can­ning Mayor Pa­trick Hall thanked the pres­i­dent of the Tamil As­so­ci­a­tion of WA for invit­ing him to cel­e­brate Tamil cul­ture.

“The sun shone brightly on the fes­ti­val, which show­cased Tamil art, food and tra­di­tional sports, while rais­ing money for Aus­tralian bush­fire re­lief char­i­ties,’’ he said.

“It was a joy­ous event and I felt very for­tu­nate to be in­vited to cel­e­brate this im­por­tant occasion with our Tamil com­mu­nity.”

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