FESTIVALS OF INDIA – LOHRI
Lohri is the Punjabi’s and Dogra’s cultural celebration of the winter seasons. It is believed that Lohri is celebration of the begining of winter season.
Lohri it is also called Lodi. It is an Very popular Punjabi agricultural winter festival celebrated throughout Punjab and in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu and other states also. Many people believe the festival began as a celebration of the eve of the winter Seasons.
This panjabi Festival is all panjabi wear the new dress and to Give the wishes with others and eats panjabi food and enjoy with doing Bhangra Dance,Lohri has been twinned with the Hindu winter seasons festival of Makar Sankranti which relates to the Sun’s entry into the new sign, Makar. Hindus pray to the Hindu Sun God, Ravi on Makar Sankranti which is meant to be celebrated on winter seasons day. In houses that have recently had a marriage or childbirth, Lohri celebrations will reach a higher pitch of excitement. Punjabis usually have private Lohri celebrations, in their houses. Lohri rituals are performed, with the accompaniment of special Lohri songs.