January 16, 2024 – The City of Brampton is gearing up to honor Tamil Heritage Month and Thai Pongal.

What’s Happening?

January is all about recognizing Canada’s Tamil community and their significant role in shaping the nation’s social, cultural, political, and economic fabric. Thai Pongal, a Hindu festival celebrated by Tamils, which kicked off yesterday, adding more vibrancy to the celebrations.

To join the festivities, head to City Hall on Sunday, January 28, from 2 to 5 PM. The event promises live performances, a taste of traditional cuisine, and insights into the rich history and culture of the Tamil community. It’s a collaborative effort with the Brampton Tamil Association and Brampton Tamil Seniors Association.

Mayor Patrick Brown, who will be in attendance for the festivities, encourages residents to come and experience the vibrant Tamil culture that adds to Brampton’s unique mosaic. Live performances, traditional cuisine, and a deep dive into the Tamil community’s contributions await you.

Event Details

  • Date: Sunday, January 28
  • Time: 2 – 5 PM
  • Venue: City Hall

Agenda Highlights

Community Flag Raising
Where: Ken Whillans Square
When: 2:00 to 2:15 PM

Stage Programming
Where: City Hall Atrium
When: 2:15 to 3:30 PM

Reception
Where: City Hall Atrium & Conservatory
When: 3:30 to 5:00 PM
Savor traditional cuisine by VinayagarVilas in the conservatory.

Why Celebrate?

Tamil Heritage Month is a chance to reflect on the resilience, culture, and strength of Tamil communities in Canada. The country hosts one of the world’s largest Tamil diasporas, with Canadians of Tamil heritage playing a pivotal role in shaping the nation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the festivities and celebrate the incredible contributions of the Tamil community in Brampton and across Canada!