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 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.