Maker Sankranti is a harvest festival that marks the Spring Equinox. It symbolizes "movement" and new life.
Wear your brightest colorful clothes!
Day 1: Honor the Earth
Bring your wooden chairs and unnecessary flammable material for the bonfire.
The children will be showered with Indian jujube fruit to protect them from the evil eye.
Day 2: Honor Ourselves.
Come dressed in new clothes, and bring chalk, flowers, and offerings for our ancestors who have died.
We will pray to Brahma, and draw patterns on the ground with chalk or flowers.
Day 3: Honor Livestock
Let your girls bring food to feed and honor the cows, as a symbol of sharing.
Do not plan to travel today; it is a day of reunion for families.
The Gurus will seek their devotees and bestow their blessings.
Day 4: Celebration
Get ready for a day of festivities!
The farmers will start the day off praying to the elements. Then, it is a day for family and friends. We will eat meat and watch cock fighting, bull racing, and ram fighting. We will especially have kite flying festivities, so bring your most colorful kites!
Finally, a person with a colorfully dressed cow will visit homes and praise Lord Vishnu.
It will be a great four days!