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Makar Sankranti

This is celebrated on January 13 of every year, to welcome the spring . People bathe in the holy rivers and perform Hawans and Yagnas (Hindu worship activities) in the temples. In the rural areas, boys visit newly-wedded couples to ask gifts according to the traditional customs. If you visit Jammu & Kashmir during Makar Sankranti, you will also be able to see the traditional “Chajja”, a dance which is performed by young boys to the drum-beats, decorated colored paper and flowers.


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