India is a land of many festivals, which play an integral part in the lives of its people. Since it’s a vast country, each region has contributed to this list of important festivals. Due to the vast geography and diversity of culture in India, the significance of the festivals remains same throughout the country, but the method of celebration, duration, special culinary, differs from state to state.
Each Indian festival also has unique elements, symbols, rituals connected to the celebrations, which define it. For example Holi is synonymous with coloured powders and coloured water that is sprayed on one another during the festival. Diwali is identifiable by the usage of earthen lamps, strings of electric bulbs to decorate homes and the firecrackers that are burnt during this festival.
Similarly in the case of Makara Sankranti, kites and kite flying is what lends the identity to this festival. People look forward to buying, flying colorful kites while celebrating this festival. Kite flying is an integral part of Maka Sankranti celebrations across India.