Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Dons Veshti to Celebrate Pongal

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Trudeau posted pictures on his Twitter account showing him taking part in the festivities along with Tamil Canadians.

New Delhi: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday celebrated the Tamil harvest festival of Pongal wearing a traditional 'veshti'.

Trudeau posted pictures on his Twitter account showing him taking part in the festivities along with Tamil Canadians.

"Iniya Thai Pongal Nalvazhthukkal! (Sweet Pongal Greetings) Had a great time celebrating Tamil Heritage Month and Thai Pongal in Scarborough this evening," he tweeted.


The Prime Minister was accompanied by John Tory, the Mayor of Toronto. The duo helped prepare the traditional meal, also called 'Pongal' – a dish made of rice and lentils.


Trudeau was wearing the traditional Tamilian attire, with a white Dhoti, Yellow silk shirt and an angavastram. Tory, meanwhile, was wearing a blue kurta with white pyjamas.