Lohri, being one of the most popular festival celebrated by Punjabis shall fall on 13th January 2015. The festival of color, happiness and harvest is celebrated in the states of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh with lot of energy and enthusiasm.
It is believed that day of Lohri has shortest day and longest night of the year.
The Lohri is celebrated a day before the festival of Makar Sankranthi.
Starting of Lohri
There are many tales associated with Lohri and itâ€™s celebration. It is believed that Lohri marks the winter solstice.
Bonfire, peanuts and Gajak are the main attraction of this festival. The act of gathering and enjoying the festival around bonfire is a culture being followed since ages.
The celebration of Lohri marks the end of cold and winter. The celebration is more enthusiastic in families with recently married couple or a have welcomed a new child in their house.
Many Punjabis arrange for a close private party on the day of celebration.
Tradition and Culture
â€œSunder mundarie, Hoy!
Tera ki vichara, Hoy!
Dulla bhatti vala, Hoy!
Dulle di dhi viyai, Hoy! Ser shaker pai, Hoy!â€
The traditional Lohri song is being sung and enjoyed by people all around. The festival is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm among harvesters and farmers. They tribute their harvest to food lord and gods.
Team AskGanesha wishes you all a very happy Lohri. Enjoy the festival with happiness and enthusiasm.Lohri 2015: Tradition and Culture by Vipin Saini