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'<a id='highlight' href='http://www.merinews.com/topics/events/makar-sankranti'>Makar Sankranti</a>' is the single festival in the country that follows the solar calendar. This is the reason why it is being celebrated on a fix date. For years, it was celebrated on 14th January, but from 2015 onwards, the festival is being celebrated on 15th January. Actually, over the ages, the date of Makar Sankranti has changed. One thousand years ago, this festival was celebrated on 31st of December. This shift in date happened because of orientation change in rotational axis of Earth. The change takes place after every eighty years.
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