About Makar Sankranti 2020

In 2020, the festival of Makar Sankranti will fall on 15 January, which is a Wednesday.

Makar Sankranti 2020 Date

Date Day Festival Name
15 January 2020 Wednesday Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti

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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 2020

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

Date Day Festival Name
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 2020

Makar Sankranti Holidays 2021-2030

Date Day Festival Name
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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Celebrations Of Makar Sankranti Holidays 2020 In India

  • Tamil Nadu: It is a major festival in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The festival is celebrated for four days.
  • 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.

News About About Makar Sankranti 2020

  • Makar Sankranti falls on a Wednesday in 2020

    In this leap year and marking the beginning of the new decade, the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti is falling on a Wednesday. This time, on 15 January 2020, people all over the country will be celebrating the fifth day of the Krishan Paksha of the Magh month. This day is considered auspicious by many and people who celebrate it stress on the importance of donation and charity.

    According to astrology, this is the day when the day of the gods begin, from the time of Makar Sankranti. When the Sun enters the Capricorn, it marks the beginning of the festival. According to the Hindu calendar, there is an auspicious time when Sankranti begins which is at 7:15 a.m. and will continue till 5:46 p.m.

    13 January 2020

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