|When is Makar Sankranti in 2016?|
The date of Makar Sankranti in 2016 is on Thursday, January 14th. The celebration falls on the same day as India's Kite Festival.
|What is Makar Sankranti?|
Makar Sankranti, or Sankranti, is observed on January 14th and marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of the spring season, or harvest season. It is also a time to ceberate the happiness and excitement that comes with new crops for the farmers. The festival is based on a solar event, making it one of the few celebrations in India that occurs on the same date every year based on the Gregorian calendar. In India, Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival and features lots of celebrations that vary based on cultural norms.