Happy Lohri 2020: The festival of Lohri is one of the popular festivals of India. It appears with different names in different parts of the country. Usually, a day before Makar Sankranti, Lohri festival is celebrated. Most of the time, Makar Sankranti falls on 14th January and Lohri appears on 13th. But, in the 2020 calendar, Makar Sankranti is expected to fall on the 15th and thus, the Lohri festival would be celebrated on 14th. But many places and communities would celebrate Lohri on the day of 13th only in 2020. Thus, before getting prepared for this Lohri, there are certainly more things about the festival which you must know in 2020. Whether the significance of celebration ways, a person should know all these things. Thus, some of the other aspects related to Lohri are discussed below:
Happy Lohri 2020
A brief introduction to Lohri
Lohri is a festival of fun and enjoyment, mainly for the Punjabi community, which has a lot of significance related to history, tradition, and culture. May the year 2020 would be double in the celebration with Lohri and Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti. Both are falling on the same day this year. Guru Gobind Singh was one of the Sikh gurus who made notable contributions to the Sikhism. So, Punjabis would be much excited on that day with two celebrations. Usually, Lohri is popular in North India especially in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Jammu. The celebration is often done with different programs like bonfires, throw sweets, puffed rice, and popcorn into the flames, singing folk songs, performing Giddha dance, etc.
Significance of Lohri Celebration
Lohri festival is considered as a symbol of joy, enthusiasm, and happiness. At the end of the autumn, people start the preparation of Lohri and after a few days, it is celebrated. The most important significance of this festival is that with the day of Lohri, the big days also begin. Generally, people of the Punjabi community or Sikhism mainly celebrate this festival. The farmers thank God on this day so that their upcoming harvest would grow more and more.
How Lohri Festival is Celebrated?
The common thing which one should know that this festival is celebrated in the evening time. Different materials like peanuts, jaggery, sesame seeds, and gajak are mostly used in Lohri. People create a kind of fireplace in an open area near their house. Peanuts, gajak, sesame and maize materials are circled and throw down into the fire. Moreover, people organize some programs like singing folk songs near the fire. Lohri is considered as an important festival for newly married people because it is said that when a newly married couple prays in front of the bonfire of Lohri for their family, their wish certainly would fulfill. Thus, the particular day is remembered by Dulla Bhatti, who protected the girls of Punjab from huge trouble.
However, a few days are left from now to Lohri. May the festival would burn all your troubles with the bonfire and bring happiness into your life. Be positive, be healthy and be successful in your life. Thus, wishing you and your family Happy Lohri in advance.