Festivals in Madurai
Thai Pongal is a three-dayfestival which according to theGregorian calendar is normally celebrated from January 13 to January 16, but sometimes it is celebrated from January 14 to January 17
Float Festival In the month of January/ February,(Tamil month of Thai), on full moon day, idols of Goddess Meenakshi and her consort Lord Sundareshwarar are brought from Meenakshi Amman temple to the Mariamman Tank in the morning and placed on a float. The float is pulled around the tank twice during the day and once at night by devotees.
The Chithrai festival in Madurai is among the world's longest annual celebrations (lasts for about two weeks). It is celebrated in an attempt to unite the Vishnavites and the Shaivites. It does so by re-enacting the wedding of Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Shiva) and Goddess Meenakshi (Lord Vishnu's sister).