Green Party Statement for Puthandu

OTTAWA  – Today marks the beginning of the festival of Puthandu, the Tamil New Year, a time when houses are colourfully decorated with kolams – auspicious symbols of divinity and people gather for traditional meals and visit temples for prayers and blessings.

“Welcoming a new year can be a moment for reflection on the past and anticipation of the future,” said Green Party Leader Annamie Paul. “This past year has been challenging in so many ways for people and communities, but we remain hopeful that the new year will herald better times. Despite pandemic restrictions we hope that friends and families will find safe ways to celebrate Puthandu.

“From everyone here at the Green Party we wish Tamils everywhere a happy new year! Iniya Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal!”

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