PUNJABI FESTIVAL- LOHRI
Lohri a great winter festival celebrated in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh between 13-15 January. Now Bengali and Oriya community people also celebrate this winter Solstice.
- Orgin State: Punjab.
- Celebration Eve: Winter Solstice.
- Respected Elements: Earth, Seasons, Fire, Wind and Water.
- Associated Crop: It is linked with harvest of Ravi Crops.
- Lohri as Financial Year: farmers believe after Lohri there is new financial year.
- Popular Tale: Dulla Bhatti
- Singing and Dancing bhangra and Gidda on the striking beat of Dhol.
- Bonfire in the winter night of Lohri is the other popular ritual.
- Lohri is celebrated with other names like Makar Sankranthi and Pongal in rest part of India.
- The collected sweets, money and savories by children in the day time are known as Lohri.
- Lohri may be in form of til, gachak, popcorn which are thrown in the bonfire in the night time.
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