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Makarsankranti also known as “Uttarayan” in Gujarat, is widely celebrated all over India. It is celebrated on 14th of January. It marks the first day of the sun’s transit into Makara, marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the start of longer days.

 On this day, Surya puja, bonfires, kite flying etc. are done by the people across India.

 Being a festival that celebrates the solar cycle, it almost always falls on the same Gregorian date every year (January 14), except in some years when the date shifts by a day for that year.

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