(G.N.S) Dt. 6
‘Thai Poosam,’ a festival dedicated to worship of Lord Muruga has been declared as public holiday by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.
CM Palaniswami said during his tour of several districts, people made representations, urging him to declare Thai Poosam a public holiday and they said in Sri Lanka and Mauritius the day was a holiday.
“Considering their representations, I have ordered declaration of Thai Poosam festival on January 28 (in 2021) a public holiday and for including it in the list of public holidays for the years to come,” he said in an official release.
It may be recalled that devotees had for a long time requested the government to declare ‘Thai Poosam’ a public holiday.
Among the festivals in Tamil Nadu dedicated for the worship of ‘Tamil God Lord Muruga,’ Thai Poosam is very important, the Chief Minister said.