- Jan 14 2024
- All Day
Makar Sankranti is a festival celebrated in India, usually on January 14 or 15. It marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Capricorn (Makar) and signifies the end of the winter solstice and the beginning of longer days. The festival is observed with various regional customs and names across India, and it is a time of thanksgiving and joy, with people flying kites, taking holy dips in rivers, and enjoying traditional sweets made from sesame seeds and jaggery.