Lohri

Happy Lohri

Happy Lohri


The festival of Lohri is the main festival of Punjab and Haryana, but it is now celebrated with great pomp in the whole of North India and also all over the world. This festival is also celebrated by different names in different parts of the country. This festival is seen as the New Year of the farmers.

Why the Lohri festival celebrated?

This festival is celebrated during harvesting in Punjab. After harvesting, farmers have income and happiness in their homes. During this time jaggery, sesame, etc. are put inside the bonfire. There are also many stories about Lohri which are heard especially on the day of Lohri like the story of Dulla Bhatti, the story of Holika and Lohri, etc.

What is the history of Lohri?

Lohri has been celebrated for many years, from a scientific point of view, Lohri festival falls in the Hindu month of Paush, after which winters start decreasing and new harvest time begins.

How is Lohri celebrated?

On the day of Lohri, people burn the fire and sing around it. Jaggery, sesame, revdi gajak, etc. are put inside the fire. All these things are also divided among themselves. Many people also distribute them from house to house. Apart from this, popcorn, sesame seeds, peanut Patti, etc. are also distributed.

What is put in the fire of Lohri?

This festival is specially celebrated in the evening by lighting a fire, during which people put jaggery, sesame, revdi gajak, revdi, popcorn, etc. in the fire to their prosperous and happy life.

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