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Official nameBhogi
TypeSeasonal, traditional
SignificanceMidwinter festival
Begins13 January
Date13 January
Related toMakar Sankranti
Bihu (Bhogali / Magh / Bhogi in Tamil)
Bhogi fire at Sri Balakrishna Towers, Gorantla, Guntur

Bhogi is the first day of the four-day Makara Sankranti festival. According to the Gregorian calendar it is usually celebrated on 13 January. It is a festival celebrated widely in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

On Bhogi, people discard old and derelict things and concentrate on new things causing change or transformation. At dawn, people light bonfires with logs of wood, other solid-fuels, and wooden furniture at home that are no longer useful. This marks the end of the year's accounts and the beginning of new accounts on the first day of the harvest on the following day.[1]

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  1. ^ "About Bogi Festival | Bhogi Festival | Bhogi Celebrations". 1 January 2017.