When is Makar Sankranti 2017?

Makar Sankranti 2017 started on Saturday 14th Jan, 2017 (14/01/2017) 1109 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 1447 days
Makar Sankranti 2023SundayJan 15th in 1082 days
Makar Sankranti 2022FridayJan 14th in 716 days
Makar Sankranti 2021ThursdayJan 14th in 351 days
Makar Sankranti 2020WednesdayJan 15th 13 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2019TuesdayJan 15th 378 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2018SundayJan 14th 744 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2017SaturdayJan 14th 1109 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2016FridayJan 15th 1474 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2015ThursdayJan 15th 1839 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateJan 14, 2017
When? Ended 1109 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Hindu Holidays

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