Lohri is a folk festival of Punjab. It is celebrated in the winter season on the 13th of January every year mainly by Sikhs and Hindus. It is marked as the end of the winter season and a beautiful start to the new year. The word ‘Lohri’ originates from the regional word ‘loh’ which means the warmth and light of the fire. 

People of India celebrate Lohri with lots of happiness and joy like many other festivals. People celebrate the festival by lighting up bonfires and dancing and singing around the bonfire. While singing and dancing around the fire, people throw popcorns, gur, moongphali, rewaries, etc. into it. people get a blessing from the almighty by doing parikrama around the bonfire.

According to the customs and rituals, people on this day eat foods like Makki ki roti with Sarso ka Saag raw ki kheer, gur, gazak, til, moongphali and phoolia. People fly kites and perform Bhangra as their folk dance. During the morning, children go from door to door singing traditional songs. They get money or sweets in exchange for their song. 

 ਸੁਨਦਰ ਮੁਨਦਰੀਏ …ਹੋ

ਤੇਰਾ ਕੋਨ ਵਿਚਾਰਾ …ਹੋ

ਦੁਲਾ ਭਠੀ ਵਾਲਾ … ਹੋ

ਦੁਲੇ ਨੇ ਧੀ ਵਿਹਾਇ …ਹੌ

ਸੇਰ ਸ਼ਕਰ ਪਾਏ …ਹੋ

ਕੁੜੀ ਦਾ ਲਾਲ ਪਟਾਖਾ ..ਹੋ

ਕੁੜੀ ਦਾ ਸਾਲੁ ਪਾਟਾ …ਹੋ

ਸਾਲੂ ਕੋਨ ਸਮੇਟੇ!

ਚਾਚੇ ਚੂਰੀ ਕੁੱਟਿ!

ਜ਼ਮਿਦਾਰਾ ਲੁੱਟਿ

ਜ਼ਮੀਨਦਾਰ ਸੁਧਾਏ

ਬਮ ਥਮ ਭੌਲੇ ਘਾਏ

ਇਕ ਭੋੱਲਾ ਰਹਿ ਗਿਆ

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This is a beautiful song sung by children when they went door to door to get sweets and money on Lohri.

May this warm celebration bring more achievement and glory to your day… Wishing you and your family a very Happy Lohri

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