When is Makar Sankranti 2016?

Makar Sankranti 2016 started on Friday 15th Jan, 2016 (15/01/2016) 2448 days ago

What is Makar Sankranti?

Makar Sankranti

Makara Sankranti is a mid-winter Hindu festival held in Nepal and India. The festival is celebrated to mark the transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere or the beginning of the Uttarayana period.

The famous Kumbh Mela festival is also held on Makar Sankranti every 12 years. Every year, Hindus gather in large numbers to take a holy bath in Ganga Sagar.

Dates for Makar Sankranti from 2015 to 2024

The next occurrence of Makar Sankranti is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Makar Sankranti 2024MondayJan 15th in 473 days
Makar Sankranti 2023SundayJan 15th in 108 days
Makar Sankranti 2022FridayJan 14th 257 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2021ThursdayJan 14th 622 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2020WednesdayJan 15th 987 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2019TuesdayJan 15th 1352 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2018SundayJan 14th 1718 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2017SaturdayJan 14th 2083 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2016FridayJan 15th 2448 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2015ThursdayJan 15th 2813 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateJan 15, 2016
When? Ended 2448 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Hindu Holidays

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