Raja Sankranti symbolises the beginning of agricultural year .

It is celebrated for the last three days of the Oriya month of Jyestha ( May – June ) . These three days are considered to be the menstrual period of the mother earth . All the agricultural operations remain suspended during the festival .

In this festival , girls dress and decorate themselves . Playing with swings and singing songs are attractions of the festival . It adds to the colour of the festival . The youngmen and boys also celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm . Different types of games.

and competitions are organised to mark the occasion .

A variety of cakes are made for the occasion . People exchange cakes among their relatives and friends .

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