Cassian Baliarsingh

India is a land of festivals. Every state has its own festivals with their own significance and charm that add to the beauty of the country.

People follow several religions and have different cultures and traditions. So, India is rightfully called the land of festivals and fairs where each day is some kind of celebration.

Let’s Have a Look at the Different Festivals Celebrated in Each State on January 14:


Lohri is the festival of harvest mostly celebrated in the northern states of Punjab and Haryana. Lohri is celebrated on the last night of Paush month and the morning of Makar Sankranti. Every year people from several states celebrate this festival with much fanfare and enthusiasm.

The festival is celebrated in several states, but with different names. It is the day of the farmers. The farmers celebrate their bountiful harvest on this day. 

The specialty of this festival is people lighting up bonfires. They dance and rejoice in their harvest. Farmers’ produce like maize, jaggery, Rewari, gajak, peanuts and sesame seeds are put in the bonfire as an offering before being eaten as prasad.

Makar Sankranti

One of the most celebrated festivals of India, Makar Sankranti or Magha Sankranti is also celebrated on January 14 or 15 every year. The festival is celebrated by farmers who harvest their crops and sow new seeds. On this day, people fly kites and there is a custom of eating khichdi in some states.

Kite flying is done in Gujarat and Rajasthan. It is also celebrated in other states but with different names. People also exchange sweets and greetings. Many prefer to take a holy dip in the river on this auspicious festival.


This festival is celebrated in south India, mostly Tamil Nadu. The festival of farmers is the same as Makar Sankranti and Lohri. The festival is when people offer prasad to the Sun god called Pongal, hence the name of the festival is called Pongal.

The festival is celebrated for four days like Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal, Mattu Pongal and Kanya Pongal.

On this day, people adorn their houses with rangoli. Even streets are decorated with Rangoli also known as Kolam. People also celebrate the festival with bullfights, also known as Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.

Magh Bihu

Magh Bihu, also known as Bhogali Bihu is celebrated by the people of Assam. It is also the harvest festival of Assam. The festival means bhog/feasting and is celebrated by feasts, bonfires and many traditional games.