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Makar Sankranti is a very famous festival and is celebrated worldwide. In many places, big fairs and arrangements are made.
Festival Of Kites – Gujarat, and Rajasthan
In Gujarat and Rajasthan, a huge kite festival
is arranged where people come in huge numbers and are known as ‘Uttarayan’. This
is a full kite-flying day, colorful kites in the sky convert Sankranti into
the beautiful colors of kites. The International Kite festival is held at
Ahmadabad on January 14 of every year.
Ganga Sagar Mela – West Bengal
The place where Ganga river enters the sea,
thousands of pilgrims and Sadhus come here for the holy bath on the day of
Makar Sankranti. Many regional products are put on display for sale and are a
In South India, Makar Sankranti is famously
known as Pongal. It is a three long days celebration and in this one of the
days marks the Jallikattu festival which is a bullock race.
In Bengal, Makar Sankranti is celebrated on the last day of the Bengali month of Poush. This festival goes on for ten days, feasting, boat races, songs, and dance are the major parts of attraction of this important Indian festival. It is celebrated with the til (sesame seeds)like laddoo, gajak, Ellu Bella and Sarson ka saag-Makka ki roti.