In addition to learning Tamil, it is also important to understand and participate in cultural aspects and customs. Mirra Women’s Group and Auroville Language Lab decided to celebrate Pongal 2018 to honor the cultural richness of Tamil Nadu in which Auroville is immersed. In the morning, Pongal will be cooked on the traditional wood fire in the traditional way with special wood and there will be the amazing cultural and artistic activities done by the women from the nearby villages and the children of Auroville. In the evening we will have fun in a more contemporary way of celebrating Pongal with bonfire, music and dance.
All are welcome to participate and enjoy!
Recommended Dress code – all day long: saree/long skirt and lungi/dhoti. (If you’d like to know where to buy these in Pondy, just ask us in advance.) Bring it along with you and we’ll teach you how to wear them!
In order to prepare the right amount of food, we need to know how many people will come. We request a contribution of Rs. 100 for Aurovilians, Newcomers and Long-Term Volunteers and Rs. 200 for guests.
Confirm before 7th JAN: info@aurovillelanguagelab.