Lohri – A wintry farewell

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Without water, the crop withers, and it will not bring a good price. – Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

Lohri is a very popular festival celebrated with great pomp and show in the northern part of India.
It is actually celebrated in the whole of India but the extravagance of northern part is a sight to behold.

It is generally believed by many that lohri marks the end of winter. With the shortest day and longest night, this festival has its own glimmer and glitter.However, scientifically if we see, the shortest day and the longest night falls around 21st or 22nd of December.

The key feature of lohri is the Bonfire. Everywhere when it is celebrated, a bonfire is lit and people celebrate – by dancing, singing, and circling around it.

Lohri marks the harvestoof wintwr crop. Also Punjabi farmers regard lohri as their financial new year.
People celebrate the day eating makke di roti with sarso da saag, sweets made from sesame seeds, jaggery etc.

Kite flying on lohri is yet another way of celebrating this heartfelt festival.
In some parts of Punjab, on this very day, one can spot people on their rooftops flying kites of different colours, shape and sizes.

Overall, it’s yet another day to celebrate, to laugh zealously, to get dissolved in happiness, to enjoy your heart out.
We, the CKK team wish you all a heartiest and happiest lohri.

 

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Manmohan

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