[15 January, 2023 (Sunday)] location : New Delhi, India
Makar Sankranti 2023
Every year on January 14th, Makar Sankranti is observed. Makar Sankranti is based on the Solar Calendar, as opposed to other Hindu festivals, which are governed by the changing positions of the Moon and are based on the Lunar Calendar.
Makar Sankranti is observed every year to commemorate the Sun’s transit through the Capricorn or Makar sign. Sankranti literally translates to “moving.” As a result, the event accurately symbolises the Sun’s entry into the Makar zodiac.
The length of the day and night on the day of the Makar Sankranti celebration is equal, making it one of the oldest solstice holidays. The celebration formally heralds the arrival of spring, often known as Indian summer. Following this day, the Sun stays in for a bit longer than in prior days, making days longer than nights.
Festivities akin to Makar Sankranti :
Harvest season is celebrated with fervour and excitement in India since farmers and cultivators make up a substantial portion of the Indian population. As a result, the following festivals are observed in other sections of the country that have the same lineage: