Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Thaipusam, Feb. 9 / 09
Thaipusam is a holiday celebrated in Malaysia. Thaipusam honors Subrimaya, son of Shiva and an important deity in southern India. The three-day festival is held in the month of Magha according to when Pusam, a section of the lunar zodiac, is on the ascendant. They give thanks to the gods by giving offerings, and by making their own sacrifices.