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Pongal – Celebrate and Learn
By Global Lounge

UPDATE: due to operational reasons tickets will be released on 6 February. 

Join Bristol SU’s Tamil and Hindu Societies, and the Global Lounge, as we celebrate the festival of harvest, Pongal! 

Pongal is a Hindu harvest festival celebrated by Indian and Sri Lankan Tamils, as well as South Indian communities around the world.

Join us to learn more about the tradition of Pongal and take part in the celebrations, fun activities will include:

  • Presentations on the history of Pongal. 
  • Sampling some tasty food traditionally eaten during the festival, including pongal (a mixture of boiled rice with spices) and sakkarai pongal (a festive rice dish with ghee and jaggery).
  • Watching performances by the Bollywood Dance Society, a Bharatnatyam dance and a Veena performance.  
  • Calligraphy, making Kolam, clay pot painting and more!

This Pongal celebration is an opportunity to learn something new in the fun, informal atmosphere of the Global Lounge.  

Global Lounge events are open to all current students and staff. Spaces are limited, so please register to ensure your place. 

Photo: Babithajcosta


16 February, 2023
17:00 - 19:00 (GMT)
Senate House (Global Lounge)
First floor, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TH