Why the Hindu festival Makar Sankranti falls on the same date of Gregorian calendar? The Hindu festival Makar Sankranti falls on January 15, every year. Other festivals like Holi, Dussehra, Diwali, Janmashtami, Rakshabandhan etc. never falls on the same date of the Gregorian calendar (common calendar which we refer in our day to day work). Is it not interesting to discuss the same? It is basically a festival of the God 'Sun'. In Uttar Pradesh, it is known as 'Khichadi' also. On this day, people bath and donate something, most commonly grains/cereals etc. They also eat a sweet made of til (sesame seeds) and gud (jaggery). Many people fly kites on this day. So let us discuss the reason of Makar Sankranti falling on the same date of Gregorian calendar.