It marks the entry of the sun into the Zodiac sign of Makara as it travels its path.
It is believed that with the festival of Makar Sankranti there is end to Winters and beginning of the Spring Season. However this year people from Northern India had faced one of the coldest winters in a century and would remember for a long time. Still weather is cold and most of us would like to have sunny days
This festival is celebrated through out the country indicating the real Unity and Diversity among all regions of the country and is celebrated by different names.