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|
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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
|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
|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.