Image of the Week – Thai Pongal Celebrations in Kegalle

Photo by Thisara Nishad

 

Kegalle (Galigamuwa) Thamil community celebrating Thai Pongal Day January 14, 2014.

 thai pongal in kegalle

Thisara Nishad: In Kegalle, Sinhala, Tamil n Muslims have lived together, but Tamils live in several places Karandupana, Galigamuwa, Bulathkohupitiya, Galigamuwa, (away from the city). Most Tamils’ livelihood is tea plucking yet they celebrate their festivals like Thai Pongal very nicely with festivity and character.

Gaya: I love this image captured casually by Thisara in Kegalle as the posture and gait of the different participants young and old somehow give it a movement very natural and captivating. The colour, detail and the aura of peaceful purpose and carefree composure they exude make it an exceptional capture.

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