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Baisakhi to Vishu: Interesting facts about spring harvest festivals

From Vishu to Puthandu, here's all that you need to know about the spring harvest festival.

Be it Poila Boishak in West Bengal or Puthandu in Tamil Nadu or Ugadi in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, to Baisakhi in Punjab, people bask in festivities and welcome the spring harvest festival with open arms. (PTI)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 09:24 AM IST
By, Delhi

Bhogi Pongal 2024: Date, history, significance of South India's harvest festival

Bhogi Pongal is the first day of the four-day Pongal festival celebrated in South India. From date to history, here's all you need to know about this occasion.

Artists perform during the celebration of Bhogi, the first day of the four-day festival of Pongal, in Hyderabad.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 15, 2024 09:07 AM IST

Celebrating Pongal, a southern harvest festival where regional dishes rule

The holiday, with roots in Tamil Nadu, is celebrated across India and will be observed from the 15th to the 18th of January this year.

The term ‘Pongal’ in Tamil translates to ‘to boil over’, a reflection of the popular ritual where the first rice of the season is boiled to signify an overflow of bounty and gratitude to nature and the deities.
Published on Jan 13, 2024 07:10 PM IST

Makar Sankranti 2024: Date, history, significance and celebration

From flying kites to eating khichdi or dahi-chooda, Makar Sankranti is a day filled with fun activities and relishing traditional food.

The period marks the beginning of sun's journey towards north and signifies warmer and auspicious times ahead. (Freepik)
Published on Jan 12, 2024 05:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Lohri 2024: Date, history, significance, celebration of harvest festival

Lohri 2024: Here's all you need to know about the date, history, significance and celebration of Lohri - Punjab and North India’s harvest festival

Lohri 2024: Date, history, significance and celebration of Punjab’s harvest festival (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 13, 2024 11:00 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi
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