The auspicious day of Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan is celebrated across the country with lots of gaiety and splendor. Offering prayers and worship to the Sun God, Makar Sankranti inspires to have peace and unity.
Makar Sankranti is observed as Uttarayan or International Kite Festival in Gujarat. The sky changes colors as millions of kite enthusiasts pitch themselves from rooftops and open fields. This festival symbolizes the end of the winter season and marks the beginning of sunny days. Makar Sankranti falls either on January 14 or January 15. On this day, all the members of the family irrespective of age, bond together and enjoy the reaping festival by flying kites.
As India is a diverse country, each state and region celebrates Makar Sankranti in its own way. Call it Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Maghi, Bihu, Uttarayan, or Pongal – the harvest festival is around the corner and is celebrated with utmost zeal and enthusiasm in every nook and corner of India. Special food items and sweets are prepared on this occasion like Til Ke Laddu, Chikki, multi-colored sugar Halwa, Undhiyo, etc.
This auspicious day symbolizes the end of evil power and the beginning of a peaceful era. Young Gajerians of Gajera International School Katargam celebrated this festival in a very joyful manner and represented different states of India by role-play. Overall, this festival resonates with memories of rituals and traditional customs tied strongly with the thread of sentiments, values, and faith. The learners carried joy and happiness along with them.