We celebrated makar Sankranti with the children! It usually falls on 14 January. It is a major harvest festival that marks the movement of the sun from one zodiac sign to the other: Capricorn zodiac sign knows at Makara (hence the name). In Nepal, this day is in honor of deity Surya and it is believed that any auspicious and sacred ritual can be sanctified in any Nepali family, this day on-wards. It also marks the termination of winter season and the beginning of longer days and a new harvest. It is observed all around the country with great fanfares. We decided to celebrate with special dishes. The children had a great time!