Famous Fairs & Mela during Harvest Festival Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is a very famous festival and is celebrated worldwide. In many places, big fairs and arrangements are made.

Festival Of KitesGujarat, 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 must-watch.

Bullock Festival


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.

Bengal

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.

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