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Presha-Eudell Family Reunion (General Registration)

Presha-Eudell Family Reunion (General Registration)
Event on 2017-07-28 15:00:00
Greetings Family & Friends, Attendees of the Presha-Eudell Family Reunion are required to register prior June 24. Please keep in mind that registration fees have been set at the absolute lowest rate. Displayed in the schedule below, you can see that the fees will increase after May 26.   January-May 26 Adult (24 and older): Young Adult (18-22 years old): Teenager (12-17 years old): Child (4-12 years old): Infant/Toddler (1 month to 3 years old): FREE   May 27-June 23 Adult (24 and older): 4 Young Adult (18-22 years old): Teenager (12-17 years old): Child (4-12 years old): Infant/Toddler (1 month to 3 years old): FREE   What do my registration fees include? For the Dallas family reunion, your registration includes the family dinner, transportation to the family dinner your t-shirt, and souvenirs.    Are refunds available? Refunds will ONLY be issued should the family reunion be cancelled or if there is a situation (act of God) that prevents the attendee(s) from being able to attend.   Why are the registration rates subject to an increase over time? At the Vegas family reunion (2015) it was decided that rates for the Dallas reunion would not increase. In the past, many family members have stated that they were unable to attend due to the cost. For the simple fact that we want everyone to attend, we've researched venues and calculated the absolute lowest rates possible without this having to be a financial burden to anyone. Additional seed money raised at the Vegas reunion will be used to help offset some of the costs. Why is there a June 23, 2017 deadline to register? Final headcounts need to be provided in advance to the venues and any services we plan to use throughout the weekend. Registering late can is not only costly for you, but also for the organizer of the family reunion. This often leads to someone being generous enough to pick up the cost, cutting an activity, or dipping into seed money that has been set aside for something else. Most vendors will charge extra for making changes at the last minute. To ensure we are on-time and recieve the best of service we are providing them with the information they need sooner than later. If you are having trouble meeting this deadline, please contact the family reunion organizer (Jennifer Edge) as soon as possible. Why is there a registration fees and activity fees? For this reunion we are doing this a little different! Based on observation and feedback from the previous two reunions, there wasnt a strong agenda with available activities for everyone, plus not everyone wants to do the same things as everyone else. Registration fees will cover the fees associated for an individuals to attend and partake in the some of the basic activities. Activity fees will cover any extra activities in addition to (optional) the basic activities covered in the family reunion registration fees. Although the family reunion is about bringing us all together to learn our family heritage and create connections, everyone has different circumstances and may have interest to do more kid friendly activities, shop till they drop, or just want enjoy the big city night life. In the past the family reunion consisted of a family meet and greet (Friday), family banquet (Saturday), and church services (Sunday). With the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex being so big and offering a variety of things for everyone of all ages to do, it was decided that making things a la carte provided people with an agenda and options that are flexiable and affordable. Do I have to attend/participate in activities that have additional costs? No. That's the great thing about having the registration fees and activity fees seperate. In the past, everyone had to partake in the same activities. With there being so much to do in the area no one is obligated to participate in the additional activities. It is absolutly fine you are just coming to see everyone, get away for a little awhile, rest and relax. Remember, this is about enjoying yourself! Will I be responsible for paying for my meal at the family dinner? No. The cost of your meal for the family dinner is deducted from the registration fees. You will only be responsbile for paying for alcoholic beverages should you order anything from the bar. Can someone who is a non-family member attend? Yes. Friends of family membered are welcome to attend and will need to pay registration. I don't want a t-shirt. Is there a registration rate that excludes the cost of the t-shirt? No. Your family reunion t-shirt is all inclusive with registration fees. We ask everyone in attendance (including friends of family members that attend) that they wear their t-shirt during the day Saturday, July 29, 2017.

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Presha-Eudell Family Reunion (Activity Fees)

Presha-Eudell Family Reunion (Activity Fees)
Event on 2017-07-28 15:00:00
With all there is to do in Texas, some of the activities being offered during the PEFR will come at an additional cost. Like General Registration, Activities & Transportation have a deadline of June 24. Why is there a June 24, 2017 deadline to register? Final headcounts need to be provided in advance to the venues and any services we plan to use throughout the weekend. Registering late can is not only costly for you, but also for the organizer of the family reunion. This often leads to someone being generous enough to pick up the cost, cutting an activity, or dipping into seed money that has been set aside for something else. Most vendors will charge extra for making changes at the last minute. To ensure we are on-time and receive the best of service we are providing them with the information they need sooner than later. If you are having trouble meeting this deadline, please contact the family reunion organizer (Jennifer Edge) as soon as possible. Why is there registration fees and activity fees? For this reunion, we are doing this a little different! Based on observation and feedback from the previous two reunions, there wasn't a strong agenda with available activities for everyone, plus not everyone wants to do the same things as everyone else. Registration fees will cover the cost associated with an individual to attend and partake in the some of the basic activities. Activity fees will cover any extra activities in addition to (optional) the basic activities covered in the family reunion registration fees. Although the family reunion is about bringing us all together to learn our family heritage and create connections, everyone has different circumstances and may have interest to do more kid friendly activities, shop till they drop, or just want enjoy the big city night life. In the past, the family reunion consisted of a family meet and greet (Friday), family banquet (Saturday), and church services (Sunday). With the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex being so big and offering a variety of things for everyone of all ages to do, it was decided to identify activities that provided people with an agenda and options that are flexible and affordable. Do I have to attend/participate in activities that have additional costs? No. That's the great thing about having the registration fees and activity fees separate. In the past, everyone had to partake in the same activities. With there being so much to do in the area no one is obligated to participate in the additional activities. It is absolutely fine you are just coming to see everyone, get away for a little awhile, rest and relax. Remember, this is about enjoying yourself!

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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Tamil Thai Pongal Day ? A Festival of Reunion, Renewal and Thanksgiving

Tamil Thai Pongal Day ? A Festival of Reunion, Renewal and Thanksgiving

Thai Pongal is a Tamil festival celebrating the first day of the month of Thai according to the Tamil Almanac. This usually falls in mid-January of the Gregorian calendar. Pongal refers to the sweet-meat of rice and milk mixed with moongdal and jaggery that is the signature dish of the festival.

This is a thanksgiving festival celebrating the month of harvest, as a harbinger of prosperity. Its core is free of particular religious connotations so Tamils all around the world celebrate it in much the same fashion. This is why Thai Pongal is widely known as the “festival of the Tamils”. 

This festival encompasses two days during which the farmers give thanks to the nature spirit, the Sun God and the farm animals for the successful reaping of a rich harvest. People who do not farm in turn give thanks to the farmers for the food. In this manner, the festival encourages unity and social cohesiveness.

Owing to the significant minority of Tamils in the demographic make-up of Sri Lanka, Thai Pongal is one of the red-letter events in the national calendar. Celebrated over two public holidays, Sri Lankan Tamils also call this the First Rice Festival or Ulavar Thirunaal, as rice is one of the staples of local agriculture around which several deities and legends have evolved. However, the Sri Lankans and their Indian counterparts observe much the same traditions and customs with regards to the festival.

The solstice begins when the revolution of the Sun enters the sign of Capricorn, which signals the Tamil farmers to honor Suriyapakaran, the Sun God. Although, this actually happens in late December, the festival itself is held in mid-January to coincide with the harvesting of the rice fields.

Traditionally, the Tamil householders don new clothes specifically bought for the occasion after bathing, gather at sunrise to watch as the clay pot of milk rice boils over to delighted cries of “Pongal! Pongal!” This ritual signifies the overflow of abundance with which God and Mother Earth has blessed them. Although every household makes this rice, it is liberally shared with their neighbours and each other, promoting communal harmony and togetherness.

Familial reunion and blessings are a major theme of the holiday. People visit their relatives and friends and younger ones show respect to the elders and receive their blessings in return.

The front garden is usually decorated in kolam drawings and a brick hearth set up in advance preparation for this ceremony. Kolam, or Rangoli drawings, are created with rice flour paste with a lump of cow dung at its centre. A pumpkin flower, a symbol of fertility and love, is placed atop the dung (highly prized as fertilizer), while the paste is expected to be eaten by ants and other insects in order to further the merit and blessings upon the house.

The second day of the festival is called “Maatu Pongal”, which means festival of the cattle. This day is set aside to appreciate and honour the animals who assisted in the harvest. The oxen are bathed and their horns painted in colourful hues of red, blue, green and yellow. Their foreheads are anointed with turmeric and they are garlanded with flowers before being offered a traditional “pooja” or offering of fruit and other foods.

In Sri Lanka, Thai Pongal can be best observed in either the north regions or the hill country areas of Hatton and Thalawakele, which are notable hubs of the Sri Lankan Tamil community. Those staying at Nuwara Eliya hotels at the beginning of the year will also be able to enjoy the horse racing and family parties that are held during this season. Jetwing St. Andrews is a hotel Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka that offers high-quality accommodation and services to the discerning visitor. 

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

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