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2016-01-11T23:15:47+05:30
Introduction: Lohri is a Punjabi festival, celebrated primarily by people belonging to the Punjabi community. The Sindhi people celebrate this festival as “Lal Loi”. It is most popular festival in the state of Punjab in India. Besides India, it is celebrated world-wide by Punjabi people Significance: Lohri marks the end of the winter season. Therefore, it is a seasonal festival. It is also considered a harvest festival and it is an important day for the farmers. Legend of Dulla Bhatti: People have also connected the Lohri festival with the folk legend of Dulla Bhatti. It is believed that Dulla Bhatti was a robber. But, he rescued and saved many girls from slave market. So, the people sing songs to express their gratitude towards him. He is widely described in the folklore of Punjab. Many of the Lohri songs focus on the good deeds of Dulla Bhatti. Celebration: Lohri Festival is usually celebrated on 13th day of January every year. It is usually celebrated on the day before the Makar Sankranti festival. Lohri marks the end of winter season. People make every effort to take advantage of the last days of the winter season. It provides an opportunity to interact with friends and families Kite Flying: People also fly kites on this day. Kite flying event is enjoyed by all ages. Bonfire: Men and Women wear traditional clothes and dance around the bonfire. They also sing songs and mantras to please God.
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2016-01-12T10:10:16+05:30
Lohri' is a famous festival of Punjabi people. It is celebrated in North India especially in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand and Jammu. It is is celebrated on the 13th day of January which falls in the month of Paush or Magh according to Hindu Calendar. Lohri festival marks the culmination of winter.

The main theme of Lohri is the belief that Lohri is the cultural celebration of the winter solstice. On this festival people gather around the bonfires, throw sweets, puffed rice and popcorn into the flames, sing popular songs and exchange greetings. The prasad comprises of six main things: til, gazak, gur, moongphali, phuliya and popcorn. The gatherings and celebrations make Lohri a community festival
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