Lohri 2020: Lohri Festival Dates, Muhurat
Lohri 2020 is a festival which is celebrated one day before Makar Sankranti. Lohri is celebrated in all parts of North India along with Punjab and Haryana with zeal. This is the time when new harvest is all ready to be cut, as the festival of Lohri is associated with the harvesting of new crops and planting new plants and crops. On this day, people dance and sing while sitting around the bonfire and eat jaggery, gajak and other sweets. Lohri 2020: What is Lohri? Lohri 2020 is celebrated in the Hindu month of Paush after sunset one day before the day of Makar Sankranti. This festival is mainly celebrated in the Punjab region, but entire North India celebrates this festival with enthusiasm. A lot of people from Punjab have settled in other countries and along with them, they have taken their values and culture overseas, due to which Lohri is also celebrated in countries like Canada. The word Lohri comprises of three words, where Lo means wood, Oh meaning dried cow dung and Di which means revari. All these three things are the major requirements for the celebration of Lohri. Extreme cold can be witnessed in the Hindu months of Paush and Magh, where a bonfire offers great relief and eating jaggery and til keeps the person warm as well. This festival is a celebration of the hard work that the farmers have put in to attain green yields. Lohri 2020: Traditional Importance of Lohri - The importance that the festival of Lohri holds can be understood by the tale of the daughter of Daksh Prajapati who was named as Sati (Goddess Parvati). She sat in the Yagya fire and it is her sacrifice which is remembered while celebrating the festival. On the event, mothers give gifts to their married daughters. The gifts contain things related to their married life like clothes, sweets, revri and fruits.