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Lohri Wishes

Postby megrisoft » Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:17 am

Lohri is celebrated on the 13th day of January in the month of Paush or Magh, a day before Makar Sankranti. This festival marks the culmination of winter. The focus of Lohri is on the bonfire.

Lohri is celebrated in the northern part of India, especially in Punjab and Haryana with great festivities and delight. Generally the festival is celebrated all over India though it is known by different names.

People gather around bonfires, throw sweets, puffed rice and popcorn into the flames, sing popular and folksongs and exchange greetings. This is particularly a happy occasion for the couples who for the first time celebrated Lohri after their marriage and also the first Lohri of the son born in a family.

The celebration with the traditional bhangra dance along with the dhol, gidda and light-hearted flirtation mark this festival.
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Postby megrisoft » Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:18 am

Happy Lohri! to all
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