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WB to celebrate Makar Sankranti day as Lok Sanskriti Dibas

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Starting this year, the West Bengal would celebrate the day as the Lok Dibas to promote folk artists of the state, today said. She also extended her wishes to the people on occasion of "Wishing everyone the best on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

From this year, we will be celebrating this day as Lok Dibas in #Bengal to promote the folk artistes of our State," Banerjee wrote on her handle today. Makar Sankranti, celebrated on this day every January, as the first day of the sun's transit into the Makar (Capricorn). It also marks the end of winter season and the start of longer days.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 18:00 IST
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