About Post
Title :
Happy Lohri
Objective :
To let people know about Lohri - one of the most celebrated festival of India, esp. north India.
Colour Scheme :
Saffron, Blue & Red; all vibrant colours showing the energetic mood of the festival.
Focus I :
People dancing with joy.
Focus II :
The bonfire around which people gether to celebrate.
Misc. :
Lohri is also known as "Lohi".
Date :
13th January
Related to :
Lohri Celebration.
Connect Date :
Not Known.
Connect Place :
Special 1:
The festival is there to mark the winter end, welcome to sunny & bigger days and celebration of joy connected to the ancient charactor "Dulla Bhatti". It is also related to "Lohi" - the wife of sant Kabir.
Special 2:
Lohri is celebrated with a bonfire. The lighting of bonfire during this winter festival is an ancient tradition. Gurh (Jaggery), solidified and unrefined sugarcane juice is a traditional festive sweet. In Punjab, the harvest festival Lohri is marked by eating sheaves of roasted corn from the new harvest. The January sugarcane harvest is celebrated in the Lohri festival. Sugarcane products such as gurh and gachak are central to Lohri celebrations, as are nuts which are harvested in January.
More Info :
Historically, during the 19th century, revenue for winter crops was collected either on Lohri or Maghi. Winter solstice festivals have been incorporated into other festivals which are celebrated in various regions around the world. The festival of Yule is observed during Christmas celebrations whereby a log is burnt to commemorate the winter solstice. The festival of Hogmanay is celebrated on new year’s day. The fire festival of Stonehaven in Scotland is the direct descendant of lighting winter solstice bonfires. Another event is observed every 11 January when the flaming Clavie (a barrel full of staves) is carried round in Burghead and is wedged on the Doorie Hill. When it is burnt out, people take the smouldering embers to bring good luck for the coming year.
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