Pongal festival is the day to thank all the farmers and animals which helped us to get our food. It is nice to celebrate Tamil New year on the same day, in pongal.
People never accepted the day of pongal as the Tamil New Year. Still everyone is celebrating Tamil New Year on April 14 and I haven't seen anybody wishing Happy Tamil New Year on the day of Pongal.
No Individual has the right to change the tradition and culture followed by our ancestors.
Why to combine two festivals together and reduce one holiday! Lets celebrate Pongal as Thanksgiving day and Tamil new year as a new year begining.
Suresh Kumar R.
Engal Vazhvum Engal Valamum Mangaadha Tamizh Endru Sangae Muzhanku