Makar Sankranti: The Celebration of Harvest and Spring in India

Festival Season

The festival is a celebration of the harvest and a time to welcome the arrival of spring

Different ways of celebrate

Makar Sankranti is celebrated in different ways across different regions of India

In Punjab

It is celebrated as Lohri with bonfires, songs, and dances

In Tamil Nadu

It is celebrates it as Pongal, a four-day harvest festival dedicated to the sun god

In Gujarat

It is known as Uttarayan and is famous for its colorful kite-flying tradition

In Karnataka

It is observes Makar Sankranti as Makara Sankramana, a sacred bathing ritual

In Assam

It is celebrates it as Magh Bihu, a cultural extravaganza filled with performances and traditional games

More activities

Common traditions include the exchange of Tilgul sweets, flying kites, lighting bonfires, and taking holy baths in rivers