Lohri is a popular festival celebrated by Sikhs and hindus in Punjab every year in January. The festival marks the culmination of the longest winter night and it is said that the next day breaks into dawn with summer sunshine. On the night of Lohri, a bonfire is lit and friends and families come together to exchange pleasantries. Punjabi folklore dance to the beats of dhol and nagara.
According to Scriptures it is said that the sun culminates its journey into the northern hemisphere and the days start getting longer. Lohri is also known as a winter harvest festival, as it is linked with the harvest of rabi crops. Farmers consider Lohri as the onslaught of the financial new year. Sugarcane products, jaggery (gur), gajak (sweet dish made of sesame seeds and ground nuts), sarson da saag (mustard leaves curry) with makki di roti (unleavened corn bread) are the food items eaten with utmost delight during the festival.
Greetings and good wishes to all the people. May the festival bring happiness, good health and prosperity to everyone’s lives. We wish you a Happy Lohri. Let the warmth of Lohri brighten your life.
Along with Lohri, advance best wishes for the festival of Makar Sankranti (Khichadi) which is going to be celebrated on Jan 15, 2018.