When is Makar Sankranti 2020?

Makar Sankranti 2020 started on Wednesday 15th Jan, 2020 (15/01/2020) 33 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 1427 days
Makar Sankranti 2023SundayJan 15th in 1062 days
Makar Sankranti 2022FridayJan 14th in 696 days
Makar Sankranti 2021ThursdayJan 14th in 331 days
Makar Sankranti 2020WednesdayJan 15th 33 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2019TuesdayJan 15th 398 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2018SundayJan 14th 764 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2017SaturdayJan 14th 1129 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2016FridayJan 15th 1494 days ago
Makar Sankranti 2015ThursdayJan 15th 1859 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateJan 15, 2020
When? Ended 33 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Hindu Holidays

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