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When is Makar Sankranti in 2012?

Makar Sankranti in 2012 is on Saturday, the 14th of January (14/1/2012).

Makara Sankranti (also apelled Makar Sakranti or Sankranthi) is a mid-winter Hindu festival of India and Nepal. 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 Uttarayana).

The famous Kumbh Mela is also held on Makar Sankranti every 12 years. Hindus gather in large numbers to take a holy dip at Ganga Sagar on this day every year.

Dates of Makar Sankranti by year

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