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Tamil Nadu Thaipoosam Public Holiday January 28 and Beyond

Source: Government of Tamil Nadu (Chennai)
Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: March 16, 2021

The Chief Minister of the Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami, has issued a statement announcing that he had declared a government public holiday on Thursday, January 28, 2021, in Tamil Nadu on account of the upcoming Thaipoosam festival celebrated in the honour of Lord Murugan ("In view of Thai Poosam on January 28 this year, I have ordered the announcing of a public holiday.").

Chief Minister Palaniswami went on to justify his decision by requests received by constituents ("Thai Poosam is one of the major festivals celebrated in Tamil Nadu for Tamil God Muruga Peruman. Thai Poosam is celebrated in not just Tamil Nadu but also in Kerala, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Indonesia") and went on to state that "I have also ordered that Thai Poosam be included in the list of public holidays every year".

The aforementioned declaration of a Tamil Nadu public holiday, on Thursday, January 28, 2021, thus further amends (2020-11-25 and 2020-11-24) the list of Tamil Nadu 2021 public holidays (Government Order Ms. No.554 - "Public Holidays under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 for the State Government Offices and all Commercial Banks including Co-operative Banks in Tamil Nadu for the year 2021") as released a few months ago (2020-10-29).

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