Lohri is a Festival that is celebrated with utmost cheerfulness and grandeur in Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
It is basically marks that cold winters are ended and welcomes the season of Happiness and Fruitfulness spring and New Year.
This is a festival that is dedicated to Fire and the Sun God. The celebration of Lohri marks the time when the Sun is shines from “Uttrarayan”, means that it passes across Makar and it will moves upward. It is believed that it is the longest night of the year, through which the days begin to the longer and nights become shorter. This is significance that Lohri is basically a short form of Tilohri, where Til or sesame seeds and Rohri all the elements of various food items are joined to form this word.
Lohri is celebrated with friends, family, relatives and neighbors. A group of people cokme together makes fun and exchange sweets but in Punjab which is an agricultural land everyone celebrate Lohri. Rituals like throwing sesame seeds, Gur or jiggery, Rewaris, Popcorns, and Peanuts in the fire and sing a song of “Dulla Bhatti”.
People Bhangra and Gidda danced on the beats of Dhol. This is an occasion that provides an opportunity to interact with family and friends.