This is the time for festivities like Christmas and New Year to be followed by the harvest festival of Makar Sankranti. Though Christmas and the English New Year is predominantly celebrated by Christians and people in western countries, nowadays they are being celebrated by people all over the world, irrespective of religion and language. Basically, it is the time of winter when everyone likes to have a good time with parties and feasts. Farmers harvest fresh crops and there is abundance of vegetables during this time, so people like to feast very often. In countries where the climate is cold,people enjoy bonfires and cook food outdoors with their friends and family.