The Kite Festival in Dubai – Makar Sankranti Special

Makar Sankranti in Dubai!! Sounds Crazy right? But did you know, according to 2013 census report, 4,000,000, which is around 40% of the UAE’s total population are Indians? Well, now you know!! Makar Sankranti which is also known as Uttarayan is widely practiced in Gujarat and in some parts of India. ‘Makar = Capricorn & Sankranti = Transition’ signifies the season transition from winter to spring which also means a new beginning. ‘Uttarayan’ on the other hand means northern moment which signifies movement of the earth in the region north of the equator, thanks to Wikipedia for that information. Every year it falls on 14 of January which makes it the only Hindu festival with a fixed date every year.

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