Lohri is celebrated all across the nation with great enthusiasm, energy, and pomp and show. People wait for this grand festival with much energy and zeal. This festival holds great importance in several parts of the nation, particularly the Haryana and Punjab. It is celebrated in honor of the Agni Devta, the God of Fire.
According to the Hindu Panchang, Lohri is celebrated in the holy months of Paush or Magh. This festival is also considered the end of the chilly winters. Though the Lohri festival begins in the morning, it gets involved in much enthusiasm in the late evening. People listen to the folk songs, and there is dance and music everywhere.
When Is Lohri 2024?
This distinguished festival is usually celebrated one day before the Makar Sankranti. This year, it will be celebrated on 13th January, Saturday / 14th January, Sunday.
Lohri 2024: Significance and Rituals
The festival of Lohri is all about bidding farewell to the winter days and saying welcome to the warmer days. The farmers start harvesting the crops from this auspicious day. People start the bonfire in the evening, and they dance to the music around this fire. They celebrate this festival with their friends and family. The jaggery items, til items, and popcorn are added to this fire and also distributed among each other.
This festival is highly auspicious for those families that have witnessed childbirth or marriage. They arrange special and unique Lohri ceremonies and give gifts to their family members and loved ones. The newlyweds take the blessings of their elders. People also prepare delicious items like Rice Kheer, Makki ki Roti, and Sarson Ka Saag, as the Lohri celebrations are incomplete without them. We wish Everyone a Very Happy Lohri 2024! May this festival mark new beginnings and invite prosperity and happiness in everyone’s lives!