Maghe sankranti is one of the festival celebrated on first of magh vikram sambat B.S (14 January) to show and end to the cold month of Poush.

From this day it is believed that sun will leave its southern most position and begins its northward journey.

Most of the Hindus take rituals baths during this festival in various rivers in and around Kathmandu. Festive foods are cooked and shared among the family members/ friends. Laddo, ghee, sweets made of sesame seed and sweet potatoes are main foods which are made.  The mother of each household wished good health to all the family members.