Happy Makar Sankranti, Pongal & Lohri to all!
India is known for its diversity, its colours its rich traditions. The colourful country is associated with its rich culture, vibrant traditions and festivities. Every month of the year is marked with a festival and 2 very popular ones come in the month of January, namely- MakarSankranti, Pongal and Lohri.
All these three festivals are linked to the harvest of crops.
A harvest festival, Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiacal sign of Makar (cancer). It also marks the end of the winter solstice, which symbolizes the end of the dry and harsh winter nights and the coming of the bright sunny days. The biggest attraction of Makar Sankranti is kite flying. Kids and adults alike from the entire neighbourhood gather at their terraces to fly kites.
Pongal comes with a tradition of thanksgiving and future prosperity. Tamil Nadu’s most significant commemoration to the harvest Gods, Pongal is celebrated in mid-January across the state. As the harvest season draws to close, the farming community reflects on how the season has graced them. The four-day festival reminds people to thank the Gods for bestowing fertility on the fields and to pray for their continued patronage for the coming year.
Lohri is a Punjabi folk festival celebrated by Sikhs and Hindus of Punjab region. The festival also commemorates the end of the winter season and welcomes the longer days ahead. It is celebrated the night before Makar Sankranti and typically falls on 13th January every year. Primarily a community festival, people celebrate Lohri with friends, loved ones, and family members. A huge bonfire is lit and people gather around it to sing songs, dance, and make merry. People offer prayers and food to the fire God by throwing sesame seeds, jaggery, sugarcane sticks, rewaris, gajak, and popcorns into the fire while dancing around it. This festival symbolizes the spirit of unity, gratitude, and brotherhood.
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