Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival in the Indian sub continent area.  It is celebrated in many different ways due to the cultural and religious differences in the region.  To some it is a religous time when the days are getting longer, others see it as the time to reflect on the years harvest as well as for traditions that should bring good luck for the coming year.  The feastival is said to be over a 1,000 years old and some evidence points to it being more like 2,000 years.  From what I have found most people celebrate for four days with each day having a different theme.

Links:

Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makar_Sankranti

Others: http://festivals.iloveindia.com/makar-sankranti/index.html

Editor’s note: I apologies for the short post, I am working on trying to get my podcast up and running so, fingers crossed the new improved show will be up later this week.

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