Lohri is the most famous punjabi festival which signifies the agricultural festival during the winter season specially throughout the Punjab and Haryana. The festival is held on 13th of January every year where worshipping of fire is observed. The Lohri festival is celebrated with great zeal and excitement all around the North India. Lohri also signifies the transition of sun towards capricorn and making the auspicious period of Uttarayan.
Time to Celebrate:
The Lohri festival is celebrated on 13th January every year.
Lohri is very important for those who are newly married and new born babies as it is observed as their first celebration of Lohri, the ritual is most significant in the region of Indian state of Punjab and Haryana. During the Lohri night, people gather around the bonfire and throw dry items like, nuts, corns, rewris, flour, puffed rice etc into the flames in order to seek the prosperity and happiness in their homes and all around. People used to dance and sing folk songs by making rounds around the bonfire. The farmers of Punjab observed the day of Lohri as the financial New Year. It is traditionally associated with the harvest of the Rabi crops. The festival is like a thanksgiving to the God because he only the sole owner who provide the prosperity in the form of good harvest.