Nine days holidays for schools and colleges
As state government declared a holiday on 14th January, eve of Pongal festival, there is a special occurrence of Nine days holidays for school students and teachers.
Pongal festival is now celebrated from 15th to 17th January. Its expected that if 14th January, the eve of Pongal is declared to be as holiday which would facilitate the public to visit their native places by travel. As per the state government declared that 14th January is said to be a holiday and 9th February (Saturday) to be a working day in lieu of this.
With this announcement there is a chance of about 9 days holidays for school students and teachers, only 18th January happens to be a working day at the sequence of holidays. In other words when schools are set to be closed for Pongal days after working day on Friday, 11th January, the next day, Saturday, 12th January is a holiday-National Youth DAy. 13th January is Sunday. 15th January is the Pongal festival. 16th January is Thiruvalluvar Day. 17th January is ‘Uzhavar Thirunal’ (Farmers’ Festival). The subsequent Friday, 19th January, happens to be the only working day for the schools and colleges, As 19th and 20th January are Saturday, Sunday, the schools will reopen only on 21st January.
Thus during the above holidays, if students to take leave on 18th January (Friday), there is the instance of about 9 holidays from 12th January to 20th January. Due to this, students, parents of the students and the teachers planning a trip to their native places are delighted.