"Celebrating Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana: Cultural events, village decorations, and family traditions"
Sankranti is a popular festival in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is typically celebrated in January and marks the start of a new solar cycle.
The festival is celebrated in a variety of ways, but some common celebrations include flying kites, exchanging sweets, and taking dips in holy rivers. Cultural events such as bullock cart races and traditional sports like kite flying, tug of war and various games are conducted, some villages also conduct a traditional bullfight event called ‘Jallikattu’.
Villages during Sankranti season are decorated with Rangolis (colorful designs) and lights. People usually wear new clothes and participate in community events and gatherings.
In many families, parents play an important role in the celebrations by preparing traditional foods and sweets, and by participating in the community events. The festival is also an occasion for family reunions and for visiting friends and relatives.