India's new year maintains the spirit of celebration. Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations help us say goodbye to the year that has passed, but January still has plenty of happy events planned.
The first month of the year spreads cheer to combat the winter chill with celebrations for Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, and Basant Panchami.
The winter harvest festivals in India are celebrated by many Hindus in the middle of January. The event is observed every season and has religious significance. It is known by different names across India. It is known as Lohri in Punjab, a state in northwest India.
Makar Sankranti is the name given to it in various northern and central Indian regions. Additionally, it is known as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India.
Even while each of these three festivals has its own regional customs and festivities that differ from community to community, they all honour the essential roles that the soil, fire, rain, and sun play in the world.
The sun signifies knowledge and spiritual light, which ultimately provides life and energy. Earth represents food, fire and rain to maintain our health and the land.
Makar Sankranti, Pongal, and Lohri harvest holidays are almost approaching. This year, Pongal will be celebrated from January 15 to January 18, while Lohri and Makar Sankranti will be observed on January 13 and 14, respectively.
The planning is already underway, so it's time to organize the games-to-play list as well. In order to give thanks for the year's crop, people celebrate Pongal, Makar Sankranti, and Lohri. India as a whole celebrates these holidays.
The games that are played in accordance with tradition are among the nicest aspects of these festivities. Here are some of the most well-liked holiday games if you're seeking some entertaining and festive ways to celebrate:
List of Games to Play During Lohri Makar Sankranti and Pongal
1. Kite Tambola
A new take on the traditional tambola game for Makar Sankranti, where the tickets take the form of kites. Tambola tickets have been specially created for Makar Sankranti.
2. Popcorn Relay Race
Players must form a group and carry popcorn in a plate from the starting point to the finish line during this one-minute festive party game. The winning team is the one who collects the most popcorn in one minute.
3. Grab the Lohri sweets
An enjoyable lohri party game where players compete to collect the most lohri treats and win.
4. Kite Flying Competition
Gujaratis are well known for their communal kite-flying Makar Sankranti celebrations. They greet spring and reacquaint themselves with the divinity of the Sun God in their own unique way. On your terrace or in the playground of your building, you can even arrange a kite-flying competition.
5. Knot A Kite
Players must string as many kites as possible in this Lohri party game. In addition to being a wonderful Makar Sankranti activity for kids to promote parent-child bonding, your youngster will also pick up a few kite knotting tips from you.
6. Popcorn with Chopsticks
A festival celebration game where participants must pick up the popcorn with chopsticks and place it in another bowl. One minute is the time restriction. The winner is the player who has the most popcorn in the bowl.
7. Peanut Peeling
In this one-minute party game, players must wear gloves and peel the most peanuts possible. One minute is the time restriction. The one who removes the most peanuts in one minute wins.
8. Quiz for Sankranti
A festive party game that lasts one minute and requires players to answer questions about Makar Sankranti. Sankranti is a festival that is observed throughout India under a variety of names and according to regional customs.
Each participant should receive one printout and a pen or pencil. Each player must match their name with the state shown in the second column.
9. Eat and Enjoy
A fun lohri party game where players must consume everything in the bag in the shortest amount of time. Arrange the table with all of the paper bags. Everyone has to rush to the table as soon as the timer goes off, grab one bag, open it, and begin eating. The person who finishes their candy intake first wins.
10. Festival Greeting Cards
Players in this entertaining party game for Pongal, Lohri and Makar Sankranti have two minutes to create a greeting card. Give each participant a chart paper and a set of sketch pens. On the remaining chart paper, each member is free to use their own artistic imagination. Two minutes total are allotted. Whoever makes the most original greeting card wins!
Participate in these enjoyable activities as a family to make the most of this event. The celebration of festivals is filled with colour, sweetness, joy, and progress. Make these festivities memorable by spending time with your family outside in the sunshine!
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