This year, Lohri will be celebrated on the 13th or 14th of January 2023. Lohri festival is the celebration of the Sun God.
Lohri is one of India’s most popular festivals, celebrated with great pomp and show. People wait for this festival with great enthusiasm and zeal. It is considered a folk festival and marks the harvest season’s start. The reason being it is regarded as the celebration of the harvesting of the Rabi crop. It also leads to the end of the winter and makes the days longer. People ignite the bonfire at night. It is one of the most famous rituals for celebrating this festival. Though the celebrations start early in the morning, and people start wishing each other the morning with great energy. This festival, the farmers also welcome the new financial year. Let us elaborate and learn more about this festival’s date, rituals, and significance.
When is Lohri 2023? – Date and Rituals
This year, Lohri will be celebrated on the 13th or 14th of January 2023. Lohri festival is the celebration of the Sun God. The bonfire people burn during the night depicts the Agni Dev, the God of Fire. The devotees thank the Sun God for his gracious presence. Then, the devotees take a circle around the bonfire. They offer prayers and food to God and request him a happy and prosperous New Year.
The Ceremony and Celebrations
Lohri is celebrated with great joy and pomp in the whole Northern region of the nation. First, the people lit the holy fire, and then they gather around it. They sing folk songs and dance around the fire. The devotees also offer food made up of sesame seeds and jaggery and enjoy popcorns also merrily. This day is considered auspicious for newly-married couples. On this day, they take blessings from God and their elders. People also relish the Sarson ka Saag, Makki ki Roti and Kheer in the night. We wish you All a Very Happy Lohri! May this festival bring happiness, prosperity, and success to everyone!