Lohri Festival 2011

Social Significance
Regional Celebrations
The First Lohri
Regional Names
Celebration of Fertility
The 'Maghi' Day
Customs and Traditions
Lohri Song


Celebrate Lohri 2011 on January 13th, Thursday

Lohri, is celebrated every year on 13th of January. It is a festival to worship fire. Lohri Festival is celebrated with great pomp in North India. At this time Earth starts moving towards the sun marking the auspicious period of Uttarayan. First Lohri is very important for the newly wed and the new born babies as it marks fertility. At night, people gather around the bonfire and throw til, puffed rice & popcorns into the flames of the bonfire. Prayers are offered to the bonfire seeking abundance & prosperity. People make merry by dancing & singing traditional folk songs.