Lohri is one of the auspicious festival Hindu festival is being celebrated on Saturday (January 13) across the nation but in Punjabi and especially in Sikh community its one of the most awaited festival when people light bonfire, dance in circles on bhangra beats, eat holy food called prasad in regional language and consider the occasion as auspicious and positive. The day after Lohri is celebrated as Maghi Sangrand.
The Punjab government had put a ban on manufacturing and sale of synthetic threads for kite flying as it could cause fatal injuries to "humans, birds and cattle".
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People distributed jaggery, peanuts and popcorns- the three edibles associated with Lohri.The festival was dedicated to the girl child at several places in Punjab by organising "Dhiyan Di Lohri" to make people aware of the importance of girls.
Traditionally, Lohri celebrates the onset of the harvest season in Punjab.Girls in traditional attire performed Gidha - a folk dance - in several schools in Amritsar, Moga and Ferozepur.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today greeted the people of the country on the occasion of Lohri. He expressed hope that these festivals will bring joy, health and happiness to all.
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