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When is Makar Sankranti in 2017?

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Makar Sankranti in 2017 will be observed on Saturday, 14th January.

Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival celebrated in India, Nepal, and parts of Bangladesh in various cultural forms. It is one of the most auspicious days for Hindus all over India. It is celebrated with pomp and devotion in almost all the states of India in various forms. Makar Sankranti is a festival of the harvest season when the Sun enters the Tropic of Capricorn or ‘Makar’.

It usually coincides with 14th or 15th of January every year corresponding to the month of ‘Magh’ according to the Hindu calendar.
‘Makar Sankranti’ is celebrated for three consecutive days -‘Bhogi’, ‘Sankranti’ and ‘Kinkrant’ in honor of ‘Goddess Sankranti’ who killed ‘Sankrasur Rakshasa’ or Demon on this day. Married women celebrate ‘Haldi-Kumkum’ while the men and boys fly kites. People distribute ’til-gul laddoos’ made from jaggery and sesame seeds among themselves.

However, Makar Sankranti in 2017 will be observed on Saturday, 14th January. Makar Sankranti is all about forgetting bitter and sad moments which happened in the past and welcoming the new phase of life which is full of purity, knowledge, and wisdom.