is one of the most widely observed holidays in Northern India. The festival, which is celebrated with great fanfare and features brightly dressed residents singing and dancing to traditional tunes in good spirits, is thought to herald the start of the winter crop harvest season.
DATE OF LOHRI IN 2023
Lohri will fall on Friday, January 13, 2023. Originally observed on the evening before the Winter Solstice, it is now observed on the day before Makar Sankranti. Lohri, also spelled Lohadi or Lal Loi, is a festival associated with Makar Sankranti.
HISTORY OF LOHRI
The celebration of this festival is linked to well-known mythology. The story’s protagonist is a dacoit named Dulla who lived in Punjab’s Mughal region. People admire his bravery because he was recognised for saving slave females on his own. In addition to saving the girls, he was in charge of arranging the brides’ marriages.
The Lohri festival commemorates Dulla Bhatti and his achievements, Sundri and Mundri. Folk songs have been written with the concept of folklore in mind. This theme is now commonly heard in folk songs performed in honour of the Lohri harvest festival.
Lohri, in fact, is an indigenous ceremony that originated in the Himalayan foothills, where winters are colder than the rest of the Arabian peninsula. To celebrate the start of the Rabi season, Hindus and Sikhs light bonfires in their yards, socialise around the fire, and perform songs and dances together all week.