For many desis in the diaspora, this weekend brings a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with the traditions of harvest festivals that Indians everywhere observe this time of year.
Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Lohri, Bihu or Uttarayan – India Currents has covered the significance of each over the years. Here are some of our stories to enjoy once more as you and your family celebrate this weekend – making decorations, lighting bonfires, going treating (no tricks here!), dancing, singing or flying kites.
Purnima Varma (above) who lives in San Jose remembers her childhood days in Delhi, going to friends and neighbors to get some Lohri treats.