When is Makar Sankranti - it is on 14 Jan and celebrated all over india

When is Makar Sankranti

The very first festival that celebrated by Hindus after new year is the festival of Makar Sankranti, which falls every year in the month of January. On the basis of non-leap year (365 days) or leap year (366 days) the date of this festival is decided which either 14 January or 15 January.

So now if we talk about, when is Makar Sankranti in 2024 (मकर संक्रांति किस तारीख को है?) then it will fall on 15th of January as the year of 2024 is a leap year.

Here’s is quick summary of when is Makar Sankranti :

  • In 2023 – 14 Jan
  • In 2024 – 15 Jan
  • In 2025 – 14 Jan
  • In 2026 – 14 Jan
  • In 2027 – 14 Jan

The same festival is celebrated with different names in different states of India:

  1. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand: Makar Sankranti
  2. Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh: Uttarayan
  3. Tamil Nadu: Pongal
  4. Kerala: Makara Sankramam
  5. Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh: Maghi / Lohri
  6. West Bengal: Poush Sankranti
  7. Assam: Magh Bihu
  8. Odisha: Makar Mela
  9. Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh: Sakarat
  10. Kumaon region of Uttarakhand: Ghughuti
  11. Kashmir Valley: Shishur Saenkraat
  12. Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Harvest Festival
  13. Kutch region of Gujarat: Uttarayan
  14. Mithila region of Nepal (bordering Bihar): Maghe Sankranti
  15. Kokborok-speaking regions (Tripura): Poush Sankranti

So now if you will look for when is Magh Bihu in 2024? Uttarayan 2024? or Pongal 2024 the you will get one fix date which is either 14 or 15 Jan depends on the  non-leap or leap year.

Author: Hare Krishna