Sunday, January 13, 2008


Lohri is basically more than just a centenary for Indians. It is a fair of first-class standing for natives of Punjab as this carnival their love for celebrations and light-hearted love affair. It is celebrated on the 13th of January all year and is the most conspicuous harvest gala of Punjab, the State more popularly known as the Breadbasket India.

Lohri is the commemoration that prompts people to be pleased to God’s readiness and celebrate His creations and money to manhood. In Punjab, wheat is the main crop that is sown in the of October and then in the months of March or April. January is said to be the dated of rest since after this month the crops flavorsome and the farmers are likely to to gather their year’s hard labour. As a calculation, the people or residing in Punjab have a profound sense of attachment to the fete of Lohri.

Lohri is celebrated as a harvest anniversary with chi, joy, and zest and marks the termination of the alarming winter. Punjabi women and men enact the Bhangra, Gidda on Punjabi Folk songs around a bonfire. On this festive day, enthusiastic children go from establishment to company singing Lohri and the elders oblige the offspring by donation them eatables as well as money.

As dusk settles in, logs of coppice are poised for a bonfire where all the family supporters, relations and family gather around it. It is a ritual for people to go around the bonfire , present a paltry sum, sweets, rayveri and to the fire. Then, they break into rave around the fire on the beats of Dhol while prasad of til, panting rice, , popcorn and trifle is distributed as well as the people.

Lohri is a basis to celebrate the onset of a new spouse in the family or for a newly born baby. Family associates gather and host a indulgence that way in watering winter of ‘Sarson ka Saag and Makki ki roti’ with a sweet made up of sugarcane liquor and rice. The principal motive behind Lohri is to thank God for his shelter and care.

On the unimpaired, Lohri is a festival that the triumph at the start of a generous harvest. The best item around the party is that it the festive mettle of Indians towards food, which they mull over as God’s gift to sympathy. Apart from celebrating the holiday in their individual ways, people also tend to delight in the which are sensible at many places.

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