Sunday, January 13, 2013
Historically, Sankranthi is the transmigration of the sun from one Rashi to the other. It is considered as the Indian New Year and is celebrated as a major harvest festival to mark the arrival of the sun and the end of winter. It is celebrated differently in different places but the most common celebration in most states is flying kites. Lohri is celebrated in the northern part of India to mark the end of winter by dancing and playing around a fire.