The state government of Tamil Nadu announced holiday on 14th January on account of Pongal festival, there is the special occurrence of 9 successive holidays for school students and teachers. This leave would facilitate the public to visit their native places and 9th February(Saturday) would be a working day in lieu of this.
With this announcement, there is a chance for 9 successive holidays for all school students and teachers, only 18th January happens to be working day in the sequence of holidays. In other words, when the schools are closed on Friday (11th January) after working hours, 12th January is Saturday so holiday, 13th January is a Sunday, 15th is Pongal festival, 16th is Thiruvalluvar day and 17th is ‘Uzhavar Thirunal'(Farmer’s festival). The next day 18th January is the only working day of the week as 19th and 20th January are Saturday and Sunday. And the schools will reopen only on 21st January.
If the students take leave on 18th January(Friday), there is the instance of 9 successive holidays from 12th January to 20th January. Students, parents of the students and teachers can utilise this leave and enjoy the festival in their native places.