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Today we celebrate Makar Sankranti, Pongal

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Today, India is celebrating ‘Makar Sankranti‘.

  • It is a harvest festival. This day also marks the end of winter and the beginning of longer and sunny days.
  • The day before Makar Sankranti is called Bhogi or Lohri. The Indian dish “Khichurhi” (rice and dal) and savouries made out of til are eaten on this day. People also light bonfires or fly kites.

Makar Sankranti is also celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Magh Bihu in Assam, and Suggi in Karnataka. It is also known as Makara chaula, Makara Jyothi, Magha Saaji.

This festival is celebrated based on the Solar Calendar. So, it falls on the same day every year. Many other festivals like Diwali, Eid, Dussehra, are celebrated based on the Lunar Calendar and so their dates change.

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