Makar Sankranti is observed with social festivities such as colorful decorations, rural children going house to house, singing and asking for treats (or pocket money), melas (fairs), dances, kite flying, bonfires and feasts.Makar Sakranti is observed as the first festival observed according to the solar cycle. In India Makar Sankranti are known by various names such as Lohri by north Indian Hindus and Sikhs, Sukarat in central India, Bhogali Bihu by Assamese Hindus, and Pongal by Tamil and other south Indian Hindus.

Lohri is celebrated across all over the world especially in North India in Punjab, Haryana. Lohri is the time of bonfires, popcorn and singing and dancing . The festival is a celebration of the Sun God, Surya, who is offered gratitude for gracing devotees with his presence. Lohri is celebrated at the end of the sowing season of winter crops like rabi, that are now ready to be harvested. The traditional dishes are prepared on the occasion of Lohri like Sarso ka saag Makke ki roti and flatbreads made from corn flour. Among Lohri sweets, the most prominent ones are gajak- soft squared sweets and moongphali ki patti (literally a slab of peanuts in jaggery) or chikki.  Zra Hatke wishes you a very Makar Sankranti n Happy Lohri

 

 

 

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