Makar Sankranti—Crepe and Pancake Festival

As the new year comes, many Hindus celebrate this new beginning with special foods, customs, and festive occasions. Among these, Makar Sankranti (Crepe and Pancake Festival) holds a special place in the hearts of India. This vibrant festival commemorates the sun’s transition into the zodiac sign of Capricorn (Makara). Annually celebrated on Jan. 14 or 15, Makar Sankranti signifies the end of the winter solstice and the beginning of longer daylight. Additionally, we praise this holiday to worship the God “Surya” for success and prosperity. In India, to celebrate this harvest festival, we take ceremonial dips in the river Ganga and gather near its banks to sit and meditate. Kite flying is a huge part, with color painting the skies, symbolizing fresh beginnings and the victory of light over darkness.

To honor Makar Sankranti, Healthy Minds and Souls is hosting a cultural extravaganza featuring food stalls, a fashion show, kite flying, and creative booths! Our mission at Healthy Minds and Souls is to celebrate these cherished Indian traditions and curate exclusive events to share our rich culture.

We aim to unite individuals from diverse backgrounds and provide insight into the wealth of Indian heritage.

Save the date of Feb. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. at SunBird Golf Club, at 6250 S. SunBird Blvd, in Chandler.

Join us for an unforgettable celebration! Your presence would truly make the event special! Admission is free.

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