Makar Sankranti, a vibrant and joyous festival celebrated across India, is just around the corner. With Makar Sankranti 2024 approaching, it’s time to prepare for the festivities and adorn your homes with beautiful decorations that reflect the spirit of this auspicious occasion.
Makar Sankranti and Pongal, two significant festivals celebrated in different parts of India, share a common thread of honoring the harvest season. Pongal is a festival of harvest celebrated in Tamil Nadu. It involves the decoration of homes with kolams (rangoli), traditional music and dance performances, worshipping cattle, exchanging gifts, and feasting on delicious traditional dishes.
Sankranti Wishes: Spreading Happiness and Goodwill
On this special occasion, it is customary to exchange Makar Sankranti wishes and greetings with friends, family, and acquaintances. These warm wishes not only spread happiness but also strengthen the bond between loved ones. Whether it’s your close ones or distant relatives, sending heartfelt Makar Sankranti wishes is a thoughtful gesture that bridges distances and brings people closer.
Home Decor Ideas for the Makar Sankranti Celebration
Rangoli for Makar Sankranti Decoration:
Adorn your doorstep and entrance with vibrant and intricate rangoli designs. Use colorful powders, rice, flower petals, or even colored sand to create stunning patterns and motifs. Traditional designs featuring the sun, kites, and harvest elements would be perfect for this occasion.
Kite Craft for Makar Sankranti Decoration:
Hang colorful paper kites from the ceilings or create a kite wall art installation. You can also engage in kite craft activities with your family and display these handcrafted kites as a decorative element.
Flowers for Makar Sankranti Decoration:
Embrace the beauty of nature by incorporating fresh flowers into your decor. Use marigolds, roses, and jasmine to create floral garlands, hangings, or table centerpieces. Flowers bring a sense of freshness and fragrance to your home.
Gift Hamper and Sweet Thali for Makar Sankranti Decoration:
Arrange a decorative gift hamper or sweet thali, filled with traditional sweets and delicacies, as a centerpiece on your dining table. Decorate it with colorful ribbons, flowers, and accessories to enhance the festive vibe.
Drapes for Makar Sankranti Decoration:
Add a touch of elegance and warmth to your living space with colorful drapes. Choose vibrant fabrics like silk or cotton in traditional prints and patterns. Drape them over windows, doorways, or as wall hangings to create a festive ambiance.
T-shirts for Men & Women
T-shirts are a comfortable and versatile option for both men and women during Sankranti. Men can choose to wear a traditional printed T-shirts or embroidered T-shirt with jeans or cotton pants, while women can pair a colorful T-shirt with a long skirt or cotton trousers. It’s a great way to stay comfortable while still embracing the spirit of the festival.
Sweet Delicacies on Sankranti
Apart from kite flying, the festival is also associated with mouth-watering delicacies. Traditional sweets made with jaggery and sesame seeds, such as til ke ladoo and gajak, are prepared and shared with loved ones. These sweets not only satiate the taste buds but also symbolize the abundance of the harvest season.
Celebrate Makar Sankranti in Bollywood Style
Take your Makar Sankranti celebration a step further by infusing a Bollywood touch. Bollywood movies have celebrated Makar Sankranti through iconic movie moments and foot-tapping songs. Bring out your speakers and dance to the tunes of “Udi” from the movie “Guzaarish” or enjoy the classic kite-flying scene from the movie “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.”
Songs to Add to Your Playlist:
Udi Udi Jaye:
This song from the movie ‘Raees’ beautifully captures the essence of Makar Sankranti. It portrays a heartwarming relationship between Shah Rukh Khan and Mayra Khan, adding a romantic touch to the festival.
Celebrating the festival of kite flying, this song from the movie ‘Kai Po Che’ is a perfect addition to your Makar Sankranti playlist. It will make your celebration even more amazing as you soar high with the kites.
This melodious track from the movie ‘Fukrey’ adds a soulful touch to your Makar Sankranti celebrations. It will tug at your heartstrings and create a serene atmosphere during the festivities.
Other songs are “Kai Po Che (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam), Ruth Aa Gayee Re (1947: Earth)”
As the auspicious festival of Makar Sankranti approaches, greet it with open arms and immerse yourself in the festivities. Enhance the beauty of your home with rangoli, kite crafts, flowers, gift hampers, and drapes. And don’t forget to add a touch of Bollywood by relishing iconic movie moments and songs that celebrate this occasion.
Let the vibrant colors, joyful melodies, and warm celebrations fill your heart as you welcome Makar Sankranti 2023. May this festival bring prosperity, happiness, and unity to your life and family!
Wishing you a joyous and memorable Makar Sankranti!