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A Few Short, Simple Points on Makar Sankranti for Kids
- Makar Sankranti is celebrated on 14 January every year.
- It is one of the great Indian festivals.
- It marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of a new harvest season.
- It is dedicated to Lord Surya.
- It also refers to a specific solar day in the Hindu calendar.
- On this auspicious day, the Sun enters Makar Rashi (Capricorn),
- Makar Sankranti is celebrated with different names in different regions of the country.
- Lohri is celebrated a day before Makar in Haryana and Punjab.
- In Bihar, the festival of Makar Sankranti is known as Khichdi.
- For all Indians, it is a very special holy festival.