Happy Lohri 2021: Date, Shubh Muhurat and Significance of the festival
There is a popular belief about Lohri festival that it is celebrated on the arrival of spring. This festival is traditionally associated with rabi crops and is also the biggest celebration among the farming families.
New Delhi: This year Lohri will be celebrated on 13 January in 2021. Lohri is an autumn festival celebrated in the joy of harvesting the Rabi crop. The concept of Lohri festival in India is also derived from Makar Sankranti. Hence there is a lot of similarity between the festival of Lohri and Makar Sankranti.
Lohri is celebrated in North India:
These states of the country celebrate the Festival. Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Jammu are on top. There is a popular belief about Lohri festival that it is celebrated on the arrival of spring. This festival is traditionally associated with rabi crops and is also the biggest celebration among the farming families.
Punjabi farmers still look after Lohri (Magi) as a financial new year. Many myths also exist on Lohri festival. Some believe that Lohri is the longest night festival of the year.
Significance of the festival:
This traditional festival of Punjab is a special festival associated with sowing and harvesting of Lohri crop. In Punjab, this festival is celebrated to commemorate the harvesting of crops at the beginning of the new year. On the occasion of Lohri festival, bonfires are lit at various places and dances are also performed around it. While boys perform bhangra during dance, girls perform Giddha dance.
Just like Holika Dahan is done in this festival, in the same way, on the occasion of Lohri, burn the bonfire and celebrate this festival with dance. On this day, big bonfire is burnt in the fields as soon as the sun sets. Standing near this burning bonfire, people dance and swing around with fun. Therefore, the importance of bonfire increases in this festival.