Lohri 2018: Things you must not forget to do on this festival day

Tossing sesame seeds, popcorn, gajak, rewri, etc on the bonfire is a major highlight.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Dec 29, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
Lohri 2018: Things you must not forget to do on this festival day
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New Delhi: Lohri is a Punjabi festival which is celebrated in many parts of India with utmost happiness and joy. People dance, eat core Punjabi food to enjoy it to the fullest and get-together to have fun.

Here are the important things you must not forget to do on this festival day:

Lohri bonfire

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The major highlight of the festival is the bonfire which is set up in an open area. The festival is celebrated at the end of cold winters by looking forward to a great harvest and praying for prosperity and happiness.

Circumambulation of the Lohri fire

People pray for the prosperity and happiness of their family and loved ones. It is believed that by performing the circumambulation of the Lohri fire with utmost faith and optimism, one can expect miracles to happen. People offer their prayers to lord 'Agni' by performing parikrama.

Tossing sesame seeds, popcorn, gajak, rewri, etc on the bonfire is a major highlight.

Eating Lohri prasad

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It consists of five items which include the Til (Sesame), the Gajak (a sweet preparation), Gud (Jaggery), Moongphali (Peanuts) and Phuliya (Popcorn). These are offered to the fire God to seek his blessings. Besides this, people also eat typical Punjabi food such as Sarso Ka Saag and Makki di Roti and sweets.

Dancing to the beats of the dhol

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Everyone loves to dance and when it comes to dancing to the beats of the dhol, the fun becomes double. People dance in front of the Lohri fire with their friends and family.

Spend quality time with family

Indian festivals are all about big gatherings. Make sure you spend ample time with your family.

Enjoy this Punjabi festival with sheer happiness by gorging on Punjabi food and dancing Bhangra.