It is the day of festivals today at India celebrates Makar Sankranti and Pongal. However, unlike every year, Makar Sankranti has fallen on January 15, 2019, this year. The B-Town celebs have put on the festive mode. Virender Sehwag too sent warm wishes to the fans on social media via. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar also took to social media to wish the fans. He also shared a couple of snaps along the tweet. The festival indicates the start if the summer and also the auspicious period called Uttaarayan. Makar Sankranti 2019: Emraan Hashmi, Arjun Kapoor, Preity Zinta and Other Bollywood Celebs Wish Fans on the Festival of Kites (Read Tweets).

The festival is celebrated by flying kites and exchanging sweet dishes like Tilgul (sesame) ladoos and gajakThe Sultan of Multan in the snaps was seen flying kites in the snaps. “Keep Calm and fly a Kite. May the harvest festivals bring warmth , playfulness and love in your lives. #HappyMakarSankranti #Uttarayan #Bihu #Pongal !,” read the caption of the snaps. Makar Sankranti 2019: Easy & Quick DIY Videos to Make Colourful Kites on This Kite Flying Festival.

Here’s Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet.

VVS Laxman also tweeted to wish his fans.

Several other celebrities including Preity Zinta, Arjun Kapoor and others also wished their fans. The people in Bihar also celebrate the Bihu on this day. Sakraat is celebrated in Jharkhand, Poush Sankranti in West Bengal, Pongal by Tamilians, Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan by the people in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

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