Happy Lohri 2023 – When will be Lohri celebrated this year? – Check All the important details about this festival. Lohri is a harvest festival for Punjabis. Farmers express gratitude to their God for giving a good harvest. On the night of the festival, people celebrate Lohri by lighting a bonfire. There is a tradition of sending gifts with clothes, revdi, fruits, and sweets from the parents of married women.
Lohri is the main festival of Sikhs and Punjabi Hindus. Although it is celebrated in every part of the country, there is more enthusiasm about it in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. Lohri festival is celebrated just a day before Makar Sankranti. Farmers pray to Lord Surya to produce more crops in the winter season. Are you wondering when is Lohri in 2023?
This year, the Lohri festival will be celebrated on January 14, 2023. People celebrate the festival of Lohri by lighting bonfires at night. Also, they dance around the bonfire wearing traditional clothes.
Lohri 2023 Date – When it will be celebrated this year?
After marriage and having a child, the first Lohri is especially celebrated. Preparations for Lohri start 10 days in advance. Children roam around and ask for Lohri from everyone. There is a tradition of eating sesame seeds and jaggery on Lohri. From Lohri onwards, the days start getting longer.
Every year Lohri festival is celebrated a day before Makar Sankranti. This year Makar Sankranti is on January 15. In such a situation, this year Lohri will be celebrated on Saturday, January 14, 2023. Some people can also celebrate it on January 13, 2023.
Men perform Bhangra and women do Gidda on Lohri Festival
Boys sing Lohri songs to receive gifts on Lohri. If the amount given is insufficient, then more demands can be made. Children go from house to house to collect Lohri and are not returned empty-handed. They are given jaggery, peanuts, sesame seeds, gajak or rewri. Then Lohri is distributed to everyone by lighting a fire. There is also a period of dance. Men do the bhangra and women do gidda on this festival.
The story behind Lohri in Punjab
There is a famous story behind celebrating Lohri. It is said that there was a robber named Dulla. He was a resident of the Mughal district of Punjab. But that was Robinhood for the poor. He was very fearless and used to rescue the enslaved people on his own. After that, he used to get them married.
He used to loot goods from the rich, Akbar’s landlords, and soldiers and distribute them among the poor. The festival of Lohri is celebrated in honour of Dulla Bhatti and his exploits. Sundari-Mundri is a folk song sung on the occasion of Lohri Festival.