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Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti, Also known as the kite festival, is a papular Hindu festival. It is known as Maghi in Punjab. In Uttar Pradesh, the festival is known as Khichiri. In Gujarat and Rajasthan, the festival is known as Uttarayan. Makar Sankranti is observed to celebrate the transition of Sun into the Zodiac house of Capricorn is. The Hindi version of Capricorn is "Makara". Hence this day is known as Makar Sankranti. Sun god is worshiped at many places. Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival. It is celebrated to Mark the arrival of spring season. Flying kites are seen in the sky. This is done to please the Sun God. Makar Sankranti is generally celebrated a day after the Lohri festival. It is generally celebrated on 14th day in January every year.

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