Uttarayana Festival in India - Makar Sankranti

Uttarayana, also known as Makar Sankranti, marks the transition of the Sun into the Northern Hemisphere. Uttarayana is a joyous and widely celebrated festival in North India.  

Uttarayana Festival in India

Held on the 14th of January each year, this festival symbolizes the end of winter and the onset of longer, warmer days. People engage in colorful kite-flying competitions, transforming the sky into a mesmerizing canvas of vibrant hues. 

The significance of Uttarayana extends beyond the physical transition of the sun; it is a time for families and communities to come together, sharing traditional sweets like sesame seed and jaggery delicacies.  

Uttarayana Festival in India - Makar Sankranti

The festival embodies a spirit of renewal, hope, and the triumph of light over darkness, making it a cherished cultural experience that transcends generations in India. 

Other Popular Names of Uttarayana Festival

Uttarayana festival is celebrated in various parts of India and abroad. The festival is known by other names such as:

Til Sakraat
Môkôr Sôṅkrānti


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