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Lohri 2019; Events, Date, Timing and History

Lohri, also known as the harvest festival in most of the parts of Northern India. It is celebrated in the month of January. This festival is celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs in Northern India and marks both celebration and sharing among all.

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Lohri 2019; Events, Date, Timing and History

Lohri, also known as the harvest festival in most of the parts of Northern India. It is celebrated in the month of January. This festival is celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs in Northern India and marks both celebration and sharing among all. The festival encourages people to be thankful to the Lord and his creations, specially farming as this festival marks the end of sowing season of rabi crop that is now to be harvested. People bid goodbye to the long winter nights and welcome the bright and sunny summer days with the celebration of this festival. People light bonfires and walk around the log of wood praying for the happiness and health of their loved ones.

Lohri is one of the most celebrated festivals of India and brings happiness and feeling of care among all. This festival is celebrated a night before Makar Sankranti (also known as Khichdi). This festival is mainly celebrated in Punjab because Punjab is land of farmers and this festival is a way for farmers to thank the Lord for all he has done for them. People sing and dance to the traditional folk songs later into the night. 

A lot of events are organised on Lohri by different hotels and event companies. The companies even invite Bollywood singers and actors for entertaining the crowd. Ladies dress up in Salwar Suits and men in Kurta Pajama just like the citizens of Punjab dress up. Many places the festival is celebrated on a very large scale. Other celebrated with their dear and loved ones. Everyone share sweets and well wishes with each other hoping for a prosperous year ahead and thanking the Lord for the year gone by. In the state of Punjab, this festival is a way of life.

Aayushi Jaiswal is working as an Associate News Writer for News21Chaupal.com. She is a Commerce graduate from Janki Devi Memorial College, University Of Delhi with a Masters in Journalism from National Institute of Mass Communication. She began her career in 2019 and worked with The Spotlight Times. Her areas of specialization are Lifestyle and Entertainment including other genres as well such as India, Politics, Education, Business, and Technology. She can be reached at- Aayushi.jaiswal@news21chaupal.in. You can also Follow her on Twitter @aayushipotter

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