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The Weekly Shot: Makara Sankranti

Makara Sankranti (also known as Makaraa Sankrānti or Maghi) is a 5,000-year-old Hindu festival marking the sun’s journey after the winter solstice and the beginning of longer days.

The Weekly Shot: Hanukkah

The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah or Hanukah) began on sundown on December 2 of this year and will continue until sundown on the 10th.