Traditions Aloft: Makar Sankranti's Kite Festival and Regional Traditions

Makar Sankranti has its roots deeply embedded in thousands of years of history. The word "Makara" comes from Sanskrit representing the suns movement, into Capricorn. This celestial event does not mark the end of winter solstice but also heralds longer daylight hours ahead. Its astrological importance is believed to bring positivity and prosperity.