January Festival Calendar - GaneshaSpeaks

January Festivals

The first month of the year brings many Indian Festivals, setting off the year on a high note. Here are some of the festivals in January for you to celebrate. The first one is Lohri 2022. Lohri is celebrated on the 13th of January every year and marks the last few days and culmination of Winter. In 2022 too, it falls on 13th January. Lohri is not only one of the most important festivals of Punjab but is also celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir and other states. The gatherings and celebrations make Lohri a community festival. Lohri is called Lohi in rural Punjab. Then comes everyone's favourite Makar Sankranti. Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival that celebrates the Sun's transition into Makar( Capricorn). It is one of the few traditional Hindu festivals that are observed as per the Solar cycle. The season marks the end of winter and the new beginning of the harvesting season. The day also becomes the harbinger of Magh season. Makar Sankranti is a festival that is celebrated throughout the country in some or another way. In the South, Pongal holds a special significance. Pongal is a Tamil Harvest festival that is dedicated to Sun God, thanking him for the agricultural abundance. In Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Srilanka, the festival is celebrated on a grand scale, which continues over four days. The Tamil word Pongal means "boiling," and The harvest festival, which marks the end of Margazhi's month, is celebrated as a thanksgiving ritual for the harvest of the year.