Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Punjab Famous Festival Lohri

Lohri is the popular festival of Punjabi people. Like all the other harvest festivals, Lohri celebrates for joyousness and prosperity to the land and people. all Punjabi people celebrates Lohri with happiness and enthusiasm. Lohri festival falls on 13 January 2012, Lohri is celebrated in the evening before Makar Sankranti. Lohri event celebrates on the birth of a male child or a marriage in the family, it assumes even a larger significance.

Although Lohri is a festival of Punjab, it is also commemorated in other parts of India with lots of exhilaration. In states like Delhi, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, festive preparations start days in advance while the actual day is marked with endless rejoicing, festivities, fun and frolic.

Folk dances on the beat of Dhols, bonfires and huge feasts are part of every family get together during this festival period. People give offerings like Popcorns, peanuts, Rayveri and sweets during bonfire. The traditional feast includes “sarson da saag” and “makki di roti” with desserts like “rau di kheer”. The best time to visit Punjab is during Lohri festival.

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