Photo: Makar Sankranti – Kite Festival in Hyderabad by Saurabh Chatterjee / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Makar Sankranti is a Harvest festival. It is an important Hindu feast marking the change in the Sun’s path toward the north. Hindus pray to the Sun god, offering praise with beautiful kites.

One of the few ancient Indian festivals observed according to solar cycles instead of the lunar calendar, Makar Sankranti usually falls on or around the same day each year (normally January 14). This is a time of peace, insight, and joy.

Let us join in celebration with our Hindu brothers and sisters, celebrating the return of longer and warmer days.