Monday, December 21, 2015

Lohri is a popular Punjabi festival

Lohri  is a popular Punjabi festival, celebrated by people from the Punjab county of South Asia. The. Origins of Lohri are many and link the festival to Punjab state. 
Many people believe the festival commemorates the passing of the winter solstice as Lohri was originally celebrated on winter solstice day, being the shortest day and the longest night of the year.

Lohri is traditionally connected with the harvest of the rabi crops. The traditional time to crop sugarcane crops is January and therefore, Lohri is seen by some to be a harvest festival. 

The general time to sow sugarcane is January to March and the harvesting period is between December to March with a 12 to 18 month cycle.

Sugarcane products such as gurh and gachak are central to Lohri celebrations, as are nuts which are harvested in January  The other important food item of Lohri is radish which can be harvested between October and January. This festival celebrate in all people and wear in new clothes. 

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