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Makar Sankranti 2016

The festival of kites, celebrated on 15th of January in India.

Makara Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated in almost all parts of India and Nepal in a myriad of cultural forms. It is a harvest festival. It is the Hindi/Indo-Aryan languages name for Makara Sankranthi (still used in southern areas as the official name).

Makar Sankranti - Festival of Kites
Makar Sankranti – Festival of Kites

Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. The day is also believed to mark the arrival of spring in India and is a traditional. Makara Sankranti is a solar event making one of the few Indian festivals which fall on the same date in the Gregorian calendar every year: 14 January, with some exceptions when the festival is celebrated on 13 or 15 January.

Makar Sankranti - Festival of Kites
Makar Sankranti – Festival of Kites
Makar Sankranti - Festival of Kites
Makar Sankranti – Festival of Kites

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