Statement by Minister Chagger for Puthandu, Tamil New Year

From: Canadian Heritage

Today, Tamils in Canada and around the world celebrate Puthandu, Tamil New Year.

An important symbol of renewal and hope, this joyous occasion includes religious ceremonies, traditional foods, gift giving, and cultural activities. This year, festivities will take place virtually or in accordance with local public health guidelines. Yet, I have no doubt they will be just as meaningful and joyous with many giving thanks for the blessings in their lives despite the ongoing challenges of the past year.

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