Lohri, which also called as Maghi which is an agricultural festival filled with merrymaking is celebrated on the 13th of January every year, mainly in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and parts of Himachal Pradesh. The festival marks the end of winters and welcomes longer days that come with sun’s journey to the northern hemisphere.
Sikhs and Hindus in the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent worship the sun and fire on this day. The traditional activities are performed a day before Makar Sankranti and according to the solar part of the lunisolar Bikrami calendar, it typically falls about the same date every year.
Though a popular belief has it that Lohri is celebrated to mark the end of peak winters, this festival is traditionally associated with the harvest of the rabi crops. This is the reason why Punjabi farmers see the day after Lohri (Maghi) as the financial New Year. The festival is celebrated with fun and fervor, people lit a bonfire in the evening around which, they sing and dance to the Lohri songs.
May this Lohri brings opportunities your way, helps you explore every joy of life, turns all your dreams into reality and all your efforts into great achievements.
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