Lohri: How to celebrate it?

Lohri is a prominent Punjabi traditional celebration observed largely in Northern India throughout the colder months. The importance and tales surrounding the Lohri festival are numerous, and also they all connect the celebration to Punjab. Many people seem to believe that the event commemorates the arrival of the Solstice. Lets read more about Lohri: How to celebrate it?

Also Lohri is a Hindu and Sikh festival in the northern Indian peninsula that celebrates the end of winter and the arrival of longer shifts and the sun’s trek to the northern latitudes. We celebrate Lohri the night preceding Maghi, also known as Makar Sankranti. Occurs on the solar part of the lunisolar Vikrami calendar, with the same date annually.

Lohri Celebration Date

The celebration of Lohri comes from the Vikrami calendar. It takes place just before Maghi, which we call as Makar Sankranti in the Indian union.

Also we celebrate Lohri in the month of Paush. We call it a solar component of the lunar month Punjabi chronology, falling on 13 January for most centuries.

Area for celebrations:

Lohri is a Hindu festival that commemorates the end of winter’s cold side. Since Imperial times, we celebrate the event throughout Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir. In the Sindhi tribe, we call the event as Lal Loi.

How to Celebrate Lohri?

Lohri is a Hindu festival that celebrates life’s abundance and happiness. People gather around the campfire and throw puff Rice, candy and popcorn into the fire.

Early morning, the youngsters of the neighborhood dress up in their new clothes and walk door to door chanting love songs to Dulla Bhatti, Punjab’s Main Character. Also Dulla Bhatti used it to loot the wealthy and transfer the proceeds to the poor and downtrodden. 

People offer money, chocolates, peanuts, and other items to the youngsters. Also We call Lohri Loot to the earnings of the event.

Huge small fires are built and ignited in the reaped crops or outside of the house as the sun goes down in the evenings. Pieces of timber are stacked together in this function. Also Individuals go across the campfire 3 times after it is lighted, delivering presents of popcorn, peanuts, rayveri, and sweets. 

Then everybody starts dancing to the dhol tunes. While pouring rice and popcorn into the fire, the crowd chants “Aadar aye dilather Jaye,” which translates to “may honor arrive and misery leave.”

More About the Celebration

Individuals also throw sugarcane stalks into the bonfire, filling the air with the fragrance of burning sugar. The young girls and boys then burn crackers and sparkles, adding to the celebratory atmosphere. Throughout the night, there is singing and dancing.

Also Sesame or Til masa, peanuts, rayveri, puffy rice, popcorn, gajak, and other delicacies we take out. This is a petition to Agni for a bountiful harvest and wealth.

Individuals meet up with friends and relations after the campfire Parikrama and distribute presents and pleasantries.

That day, the males of most Punjabi, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh tribes practice bhangra. People mostly celebrate the event by a special dance Bhangra.

This performance increases people’s strength, liveliness, and enthusiasm in expectation of money arriving following successful harvesting. The drum is a major feature of the Lohri festival, providing the primary soundtrack to folk music.

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