All you should know about Lohri - the bonfire festival of India
The bonfire festival of India marks the harvesting of the Rabi crops.
Lohri has many counterparts all over the country, be it Bihu in the far eastern state of Assam or Pongal in southern Tamil Nadu. Other festivals like Makar Sankranti and Uttarayan also happen around the same time and the basic sense of celebration is similar.
The day starts with children visiting all the homes in the neighbourhood, performing songs folk dances and collecting sweets, and occasionally money.
As the evening on sets the lighting of a bonfire, which is a central aspect of the festival, begins with great deal of zeal, joy and enthusiasm. People offer sesame seeds, popped corn, gurh or jaggery and sugar candy to the lit fire and sit around it. Traditional music and dance follow with great fervour. Men perform Punjabi folk dance of Bhangra around the fire, and the women usually perform the traditional Gidda dance.
A happy mood ensues and the celebrations go on till late at night until the fire dies out. The next day is the first day of the month of Magh the day marks the beginning of the warmer days.
In this video we present you with all the information about the bonfire festival of India - the festival of Lohri. So, do watch this video and HAPPY LOHRI.