Warm, gooey, yummy sweet treats, bright skies dotted with kites, and a happy excuse to wear new clothes! January marks the season of festivities and celebrations across every nook and corner of India.
Now, whether you celebrate the onset of the harvest season as Pongal, Bhogali Bihu, Lohri, Uttarayan, Poush Parbon, or Makar Sankranti, it all comes down to one thing: celebration with friends and family. Aptly named the Indian Thanksgiving, this festival is all about taking a moment, thanking mother nature for all her bounties and revelling in warmer, sunnier days.
But while we all know our native traditions, how familiar are we with the rituals in our neighbouring states? Take this fun quiz to find out.
Here’s what you need to do. Read through the questions carefully and choose your answer from the options given below.
What are festivals without food, right? Puran Poli, Appalu, Ramdane Ke Laddu, Ghughute – what’s common in all these dishes?
Sing it with us, “Sunder mundriye, ho!” This is a famous folk song that ushers in the harvest season in which part of India?
Bright, colourful kites adorn the sky on Makar Sankranti! But do you know the significance behind this?
Drool alert! Everyone loves those til and gud ladoos. But why is it eaten on Sankranti?
Makar Sankranti is basically Indian Thanksgiving. But did you know there is some science behind it? Which of the following statements is false?
One festival, many celebrations!
In the Himalayan regions of Darjeeling, this festival is celebrated as ________ .
True or False? In Tamil Nadu, people celebrate Pongal with a traditional dish prepared from the new harvest of rice boiled in milk with jaggery.
The ritual of building Meji and Bhelaghar and playing games such as Tekeli Bhonga is associated with which state of India?
Season of carnivals! In Kerala, this festival culminates in a grand celebration, also known as ______ .
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