As the crisp January air washes over Nepal, a wave of festivity erupts, painting the landscape with vibrant hues and the air with joyous melodies.

Maghe Sankranti, which typically falls on January 14th, signifies the sun's entry into the Capricorn zodiac sign, known as Makara.

It marks the end of the harsh winter and the ushering in of longer, warmer days

The celebrations of Maghe Sankranti are as diverse as the Nepali landscape itself.

In the Kathmandu Valley, devotees flock to holy rivers like Bagmati and Bishnumati, taking ritual baths to cleanse themselves and welcome the auspicious phase.

No Nepali festival is complete without a delectable feast, and Maghe Sankranti is no exception.

Beyond the rituals and feasting, Maghe Sankranti is a time for families and communities to come together.

In the Terai region, the Tharu community marks the festival with vibrant dances and music, showcasing their rich cultural heritage.

It's a celebration of resilience, of hope, and of the unwavering spirit of a people who find joy in the simplest things.

The spirit of Maghe Sankranti extends far beyond the festive day itself.

It serves as a reminder to embrace new beginnings, to cherish our loved ones, and to find joy in the simple things.