Today, Punjabis all over the world are celebrating Lohri, the Harvest Festival. We’d like to wish all our Punjabi readers a Happy Lohri.
People residing in Punjab, India attach a great significance to Lohri, the festival that prompts people to be thankful for God's provision and to celebrate his creation.
Lohri is celebrated every year on 13th of January. It is a festival to worship fire. Lohri Festival is celebrated with great pomp in North India.
First Lohri is very important for the newly wed and the new born babies as it marks fertility. At night, people gather around the bonfire and throw til, puffed rice and popcorns into the flames of the bonfire. Prayers are offered to the bonfire seeking abundance and prosperity. People make merry by dancing and singing traditional folk songs.
Lohri celebrations are marked by traditional songs and dances. People dress up nicely on the long-awaited bonfire festival. Lohri calls for family get-togethers and lavish dinners with sarson ka saag & makki ki roti. The day ends with prayers for a good harvest.
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