Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival celebrated in most of India by the Hindu population. It is observed on January 14 of each year.
Makar Sankranti is marked with great fanfare and observed differently in India depending on the part of the country. It is a restricted holiday so government and most businesses remain open.
This traditional holiday marks the arrival of spring in India. It symbolizes the end of winter solace and the excitement of new crops for the farmers.