Makar Sankranti/ Pongal is an auspicious festival celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor. Like every year it will be celebrated on 15th January. This festival heralds the arrival of the harvest season and is popular in the states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. The first harvest day is observed by feeding family and friends. On this day many homes welcome the new season by preparing special food delicacies and making beautiful rangoli designs.
Sankranti is also a special day to get a taste of the traditional delicacies. The day is packed with big meals inspired by the traditional farm produce from the different the states of India. One common ingredient among the varied cuisines is the Sesame or mustard oil. This oil is used to prepare a number of the sweets like til ladoos, paatishaapta, and rewari. Til Ladoos- Sankranti festival is also the harvest season of sesame and therefore it is used a lot during the celebrations. Til ladoos remain a favorite traditional sweet delicacy served in almost all Indian households.Paatishaapta- special Bengali delicacy which is a sweet crepe or pancake served with a mixture of coconut, date palm jaggery, and khoya. Rewari- is a sweet prepared with sesame dipped in sugar. It is a special Punjabi dish served during Makar Sankranti. This special day is also earmarked for the flying of numerous colorful kites. The sky is full of kites that boast of unique designs and vibrant hues. Kite flying is practiced by both children and adult, with equal enthusiasm.
Top 10 Sankranti Kite Craft Ideas:
To celebrate this occasion, we have collated some awesome Sankranti house craft ideas. Take a look:
1. Kite Crafts With Drinking Straws:
Things you will need:
- 2 A4 sized craft papers in contrasting colors
- Scissors, a pencil, a scale
- 2 drinking straws
- String – about a meter long
- Bits of colored paper ribbons for the tail & decoration