In 2020, the festival of Makar Sankranti will fall on 15 January, which is a Wednesday.
Makar Sankranti 2020 Date
|15 January 2020||Wednesday||Makar Sankranti|
Makar Sankranti Holidays 2019
In 2019, the festival of Makar Sankranti falls on 15 January 2019, which is a Tuesday.
Makar Sankranti In India: Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival that celebrates Sun's transition into Makar (Capricorn). It is one of the few traditional Hindu festivals that are observed as per solar cycles. The season marks the end of winter and the beginning of longer days. It is also the beginning of the month of Magh.
Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival that is celebrated across the country with different names. Each state celebrates the festival as per their culture and tradition.
Importance of Makar Sankranti Holidays 2019
Makar Sankranti is devoted to the God Sun or Surya. The festival also symbolises the starting of a six months auspicious period for Hindus called the Uttarayana period. It is considered as a significant period for spiritual practices.
On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, lakhs of people take a holy dip at the Sangam – the confluence of Ganga and Jamuna. The holy dip is considered to result in forgiveness of past sins. People also submit their prayers to God Surya and thank for their wealth and triumph. As per the Hindu calendar, there are 12 Sankranti in a year. Out of all the Sankranti, Makar Sankranti is considered as the most significant one and is celebrated throughout the country.
List of Sankranti Dates in 2020
|15 January 2020||Wednesday||Makar Sankranti/Pongal|
|13 February 2020||Thursday||Kumbha Sankranti|
|14 March 2020||Saturday||Meena Sankranti|
|13 April 2020||Monday||Mesha Sankranti|
|14 May 2020||Thursday||Vrishabha Sankranti|
|14 June 2020||Sunday||Mithuna Sankranti|
|16 July 2020||Thursday||Karka Sankranti|
|16 August 2020||Sunday||Simha Sankranti|
|16 September 2020||Wednesday||Kanya Sankranti|
|17 October 2020||Saturday||Tula Sankranti|
|16 November 2020||Monday||Vrischika Sankranti|
|15 December 2020||Tuesday||Dhanu Sankranti|
List of Monthly Holidays
Makar Sankranti Holidays 2020-2030
|15 January 2020||Wednesday||Makar Sankranti|
|14 January 2021||Thursday||Makar Sankranti|
|14 January 2022||Friday||Makar Sankranti|
|15 January 2023||Sunday||Makar Sankranti|
|15 January 2024||Monday||Makar Sankranti|
|14 January 2025||Tuesday||Makar Sankranti|
|14 January 2026||Wednesday||Makar Sankranti|
|15 January 2027||Friday||Makar Sankranti|
|15 January 2028||Saturday||Makar Sankranti|
|14 January 2029||Sunday||Makar Sankranti|
|14 January 2030||Monday||Makar Sankranti|
Celebrations of Makar Sankranti Holidays 2020 In India
- In Delhi and Haryana, the festival is known as Sukarat.
- In Punjab the evening before Makar Sankranti is known as Lohri. The festival is known as Maghi.
- In Andhra Pradesh Makar Sankranti is celebrated for four days.
- In Assam the festival is known as Bhogali Bihu.
- In Maharashtra the festival is known as Makar Sankranti.
- In Tamil Nadu the festival is known as Pongal.
- In Gujarat the festival is known as Uttarayan.
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Makar Sankranti In India : Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Makar Sankranti, also called Maghi, is a Hindu festival. The festival is observed in January every year and signifies the first day of Sun’s transit into the makar. Makar Sankranti has been one of the few traditional Hindu festivals that has been observed as per soar cycles. Other Hindu festivals are observed by the lunar cycle of the lunisolar Hindu solar.
Being a festival that revels solar cycle, Makar Sankranti almost falls on the same date, which is 14 January every year. The festivities related to the festival of Makar Sankranti are known by several names like Sukarat in central India, Lohri by north Indian Hindus and Sikhs, Pongal by Tamil and other south Indian Hindus and Bhogali Bihu by Assamese Hindus.
Importance Of Makar Sankranti Holidays 2019
Makar Sankranti is devoted to God Sun or Surya. The importance of Surya is noticeable to the Vedic texts, especially the Gayatri Mantra, a blessed hymn of Hinduism found in its scripture called the Rig-Veda. The festival also symbolises the starting of a six months auspicious period for Hindus called Uttarayana period. It is considered as significant for spiritual practices. Accordingly, people take a holy dip in rivers. The bathing is trusted to result in forgiveness of past sins.
People also submit their prayers to God Surya and thank for their wealth and triumph. Makar Sankranti is a vital pan-Indian solar festival, which is called by various names even though observed on the similar day. It is also called Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh, Megha Mela in central, Makar Sankranti in the west, Pongal in Tamil Nadu, and Biku in Assam.
List of Sankranti Dates in 2019
|15 January 2019||Tuesday||Makar Sankranti/ Pongal|
|13 February 2019||Wednesday||Kumbha Sankranti|
|15 March 2019||Friday||Meena Sankranti|
|14 April 2019||Sunday||Mesha Sankranti|
|15 May 2019||Wednesday||Vrishabha Sankranti|
|15 June 2019||Saturday||Mithuna Sankranti|
|16 July 2019||Tuesday||Karka Sankranti|
|17 August 2019||Saturday||Simha Sankranti|
|17 September 2019||Tuesday||Kanya Sankranti|
|18 October 2019||Friday||Tula Sankranti|
|17 November 2019||Sunday||Vrischika Sankranti|
|16 December 2019||Monday||Dhanu Sankranti|
Celebrations Of Makar Sankranti Holidays 2019 In India
- Tamil Nadu: It is a major festival in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The festival is celebrated for four days and coincides with the third day of Thai.
- Andhra Pradesh: Makar Sankranti is a four-day festival.
- Punjab: The eve before Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Lohri.
- Madhya Pradesh: Makar Sankranti is celebrated by exchanging programs and sweets.
- Odisha: People follow the custom of lighting bonfires and eating all together.
- Assam: The festival is celebrated as Bhogali Bihu.
- West Bengal: Sankranti is a three-day affair that starts at Sankranti.
How Is Makar Sankranti Celebrated In Different Indian States?
During the festival in Assam, youngsters create makeshift huts from leaves and bamboos. In that they eat the feast and burn the huts next morning. People play traditional games. In Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the festival is celebrated as Khichadi. The celebration is done by pleasant offerings and exchange of lentil mix and rice. In Madhya Pradesh, married women shall be invited at home for Haldi-Kumkum. In Karnataka, it is the biggest festival.
In 2018, the festival of Makar Sankranti falls on 14 January 2018, which is Sunday.
List Of Sankranti Dates In 2018
|14 January 2018||Sunday||Makar Sankranti|
|13 February 2018||Tuesday||Kumbha Sankranti|
|14 March 2018||Wednesday||Meena Sankranti|
|14 April 2018||Saturday||Mesha Sankranti|
|15 May 2018||May||Vrishabha Sankranti|
|15 June 2018||Friday||Mithuna Sankranti|
|16 July 2018||Monday||Karka Sankranti|
|17 August 2018||Friday||Simha Sankranti|
|17 September 2018||Monday||Kanya Sankranti|
|17 October 2018||Wednesday||Tula Sankranti|
|16 November 2018||Friday||Vrichika Sankranti|
|16 December 2018||Sunday||Dhanu Sankranti|