The Festival of Lohri

January

Amritsar, Punjab

Celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs, the festival of Lohri signifies the onset of winter and usually occurs on the 13th day of January. Mainly observed in the North Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi, during Lohri, bonfines are lit to celebrate the success of the winter (rabi) crops and to thank god for fertility and prosperity.


Celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs, the festival of Lohri signifies the onset of winter and usually occurs on the 13th day of January. Mainly observed in the North Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi, during Lohri, bonfines are lit to celebrate the success of the winter (rabi) crops and to thank god for fertility and prosperity.

For Punjabis, Lohri is way more than a festival; it is a way of life. They dress up in heavy traditional attire, with dazzling jewellery praying and dancing around the sacred fire and eat a scrumptious meal consisting of makai di roti, sarsoon da saag and various Punjabi sweetmeats.

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