Makar Sankranti, Magh Bihu And Pongal : 14th January 2023
The President of India greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Lohri (which falls on 13th January 2023) Makar Sankranti, Magh Bihu and Pongal (which fall on 14th January 2023).
- Bihu is one of Assam’s most prominent cultural events, celebrating the changing seasons.
- The festival of Bihu has three forms: Bohag Bihu, Kati Bihu and Magh Bihu.
- Each of these falls in the agriculture calendar.
- This day is considered auspicious in the Hindu lunar year as well and is known as the Makar Sankranti, i.e., the day when the sun begins its northward journey or Uttarayan and transitions into the Hindu zodiac sign of Makara.
- On this day the Sun God is worshipped in various parts of India in the form of different festivals such as Pongal (Tamil Nadu), Maghi (Punjab) and Uttarayan (Gujarat).