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Sunday, January 15, 2012
Today is Makara Sankranti, a festival connected with the sun, which is observed with gusto all over India. Here, in Karnataka, women and girls go from house to house destributing sesame seeds, jaggery and copra, and pieces of sugarcane, and wishing luck and prosperity for their friends. In the evening, a great bonfire is built around which people gather to great each other and have a good time. Nowadays, bonfires are built only in villages.