Makar Sakranti is a Hindu festival that is observed to mark the end of the chilly months of winter with the movement of sun into the northern hemisphere.
This is the season when the skies are clear and the breeze seems pleasant making everyone in a jubilant mood. On the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankrati, bathing in Haridwar, Kashi and other spiritual sites have a great significance, and the joy of season is celebrated by flying colorful kites in the sky.
Kites made of leaves, paper, plastics, shiny material cover the sky on this day. All members of family gather on the roof top to enjoy the festival. Women sing traditional songs. They also prepare special food like til laddoos, dal pakodi and Gajar Ka Halwa Over the course of the day relatives and friends visit each other to exchange greetings.