Makar Sankranti also known as Makara Sankranti is celebrated as an important festival of India. It is a festival of celestial significance as it marks the transition of the sun into the zodiacal sign of Makara (Capricorn) on its celestial path, which is the first change in the zodiac after the winter solstice and is the first day of the month of Magha. Therefore it is a festival of a new beginning.
The festival is celebrated in various parts of the Indian subcontinent with utmost happiness and zest. People fly kites during the day time and children enjoy the most. Due to a playful nature of the festival, it is also known as the ‘kite flying festival’.
Story Courtesy of The Financial Express