January 7, 2024Republic Lifestyle Desk

Makar Sankranti, Pongal, festivals celebrated in January across India

Makar Sankranti This festival is celebrated on January 14th and marks the beginning of the harvest season. It is dedicated to the Hindu sun god Surya.

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Pongal This four-day festival occurs in mid-January and marks the beginning of Uttarayana, the sun's northward journey.

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The Mamallapuram Festival in Tamil Nadu spans four weeks and features a diverse display of classical Indian dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Kathak, and Odissi.

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Bikaner Camel Festival, Rajasthan: Organized by the state's Tourism Department, this festival is a tribute to camels, crucial animals in the desert. Attendees can engage in various events.

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Float Festival, Tamil Nadu: This festival, celebrated in Madurai, during the night of the full moon. The vibrant festivities take place at the renowned Meenakshi Amman Temple.

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Nagaur Cattle Fair, Rajasthan: People gather to trade decorated animals like bullocks, camels, and horses at this fair. They wear colorful turbans, making it a lively event.

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