Lohri is a Punjabi celebration, celebrated primarily by people belonging to the Punjabi community. The Sindhi people celebrate this festival as “Lal Loi”.
It is most well-known festival in the state of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and some parts of Haryana in India. Besides India, it is celebrated world-wide by Punjabi people.
Lohri marks the end of the winter season. In this manner, it is an occasional celebration. It is also considered a harvest festival and it is an important day for the farmers.
The day of Lohri starts with kids going to houses in the area ‘asking for Lohri’ and singing folk songs in praise of Dulha 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 saved and spared numerous young ladies from slave advertise. Along these lines, the general population sing tunes to express their appreciation towards him. He is generally depicted in the old stories of Punjab. A hefty portion of the Lohri melodies concentrate on the great deeds of Dulla Bhatti.
Lohri Festival is generally 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 gives chance to interact with friends and families. Try to plan this Lohri memorable with your family & friends.
Here you will get the idea to host a bonfire party for this Lohri:
Set A Theme:
Lohri theme with bonfire
Set a theme so that everybody should turn up in a specific fashion.
That will not only make your party a hit, but also give your friends a chance to forget the gloomy weather outside.
You can choose traditional Punjabi clothes like kurta, Phulkari kurta, Punjabi dhoti (Tamba or laccha), Turban for men and Kurti, salwar-suits, Punjabi ghagra for ladies.
Bonfire on Lohri
Lohri starts with Bonfire parikrama(Circle around the bonfire) and lay down Revadi, Peanuts and popcorn.
Make plan for bonfire and music.
Ask everybody to get stuff that they would like to play and have a laid back, yet fun party.
Nothing beats the biting cold than a warm ‘sitting-around-the-fire’ time with friends.
You can sing songs and mantras to please God, prepare some Punjabi folks also.
Lohri yummy food
Festivals call for yummy foods. From desert to savouries, ensure you have everything that will keep your friends warm and happy.
Have you ever heard about a Punjabi celebration without the cult preparation, “Makke di Roti, Sarson da Saag”?
Then, don’t forget to include this stunning blend alongside an all-around arranged spread of different specialties, for example, BajraKhichdi with Gud(jaggery), grouped paranthas, paneermakhanwala, and yes, the most imperative of them all maahkidaal!
No Indian festivity is ever complete without a liberal dosage of sweets.
Of the ones that are natural to this stunning festival are gannekikheer, til-gudladdoo, aataladdoo, gajak and pinnis top the list. what better way to make use of sugarcane than a delicious mocktail?
Make sure that you see your friends off with a goody pack with sweets stuff.
Don’t forget that they have come all the way in the cold and gloom to make your party a hit.
In this way, value their endeavours with treats.