Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti is an auspicious day in Hindu calendar.
It marks the movement of earth towards the sun.
Thus, it also marks the beginning of summer in the country.
Different ways of celebrating:
It is also celebrated as the harvest festival in different parts of the country.
Makar Sankranti coincides with Pongal, the harvest festival in Tamil Nadu.
This day is also celebrated as Magh Bihu in Assam.
In the light of this, people flock to Ahmedabad to be a part of the kite flying festival.
Most importantly, there’s an atmosphere of merriment wherein the colorful kites blanket the sky.
Nevertheless, these festivals signify the harvest season, thus shows the importance of agriculture in India.
The Uttarayan kite festival is a part of many Bollywood songs.
Manila Indian wishes one and all a very happy Uttarayan, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu, the Holy dip in the Ganges in UttarPradesh.