Maghe Sankranti/Makar Sankranti is the 1st day of Magh and is a harvest festival, the beggining of new agricultural season, and the time when days start getting longer and warmer. It is a festival of Sun God and is one of the major festivals in the Hindu Calender.

This festival is celebrated by taking rituals baths in local rivers and eating and sharing special festive foods like chakku, ghee, yam, laddu(sweet dough balls) and more.

Maghe Sankranti is also called Maghi and is the New Year and also the biggest festival of Tharu community.


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