calendar icon Sat, August 22, 2020

This is celebrated as the day when the city of Madras (now Chennai) was founded in 1639. This unique celebration was started in 2004. On this day, people celebrate the history and the present wonders of the city. Contests, heritage walks, school programmes, photo exhibitions, bike tours, quizzes and food fests are organised to celebrate Madras Day. To prolong the celebrations, they last for a week instead of just a day, and thus it is often called Madras Week.