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** Lohri **

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Lohri
Happy Lohri.jpgLohri Bonfire
Also called Lal Loi
Observed by Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Christians
Type Seasonal, traditional
Significance Midwinter festival, celebration of Winter Solstice
Celebrations Bonfire, song and dance (Bhangra and Gidda )
Date 13 January (Punjabi calendar)
Related to Sankrant
Pongal
Bihu (Bhogali / Magh /Bhogi in Telugu)

*Lohri* (Gurmukhi: ਲੋਹੜੀ, Devanagari:
लोहड़ी, Shahmukhi: لوہڑی) is a
popular Punjabi festival,^[1]^[2] celebrated by people from the Punjab
region of South Asia.^[3] The origins of Lohri are many and link the
festival to Punjab region.^[4] Many people believe the festival
commemorates the passing of the winter solstice^[5] as Lohri was originally
celebrated on winter solstice day,^[6] being the shortest day and the
longest night of the year.^[7]^[8]

*Contents*

· 1 Lohri and winter solstice

· 1.1 Origins
· 1.2 Bonfire

· 2 Seasonal festival
· 3 Lohri and harvest festival
· 4 Lohri and the new year
· 5 Date
· 6 Food
· 7 Collecting Lohri items and trick or treating
· 8 Dulla Bhatti
· 9 Ceremony
· 10 Kite flying
· 11 Celebrations
· 12 Lohri songs
· 13 Other legends of the origin of Lohri festival
· 14 Other parts of India
· 15 Festivals in other countries
· 16 See also
· 17 References
· 18 External links

*Lohri and winter solstice[edit]*

Sun sets early on winter solstice

-Origins[edit]-

Lohri

There are many origins of Lohri: all forming part of folklore. However, the
main theme of Lohri is the belief that Lohri is the cultural celebration of
the winter solstice.^[9]^[10] Lohri is meant to be celebrated on the
shortest day of the year.

According to folk lore, in ancient times


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