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Lohri 2022: Date, Time, significance and celebration

Lohri is celebrated as a festival of harvest every year. Know the date, time, and significance of Lohri.

Lohri is a popular harvest festival celebrated with much joy and enthusiasm across the nation on January 13 every year. It is celebrated mainly in the northern states of India by people of Hindu and Sikh faith. Lohri day is decided based on the Hindu calendar. It is also known as Lohadi or Lal Loi.

Lohri is commemorated a day before Makar Sankranti. On this day, people get together with community members and light a bonfire to give a warm welcome to the longer and warmer days. According to some popular beliefs, the festival is a celebration to mark the end of peak and harsh winter.

Lohri celebration

Lohri is linked to the harvest of the rabi crops. People perform folk dances such as Gidda is performed by women and men perform Bhangra. People distribute roasted corn, gurh, and gachak to their closed ones to mark the celebrations. Kite flying event is also popular on the occasion.

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When is Lohri 2022?

Lohri is celebrated on January 13 every year to conclude the winter season. Makar Sankranti will be commemorated on January 14. As per drikpanchang, the Lohri Sankranti moment will be at 8:28 am on January 14th, 2022.

Lohri history and significance

Lohri marks the end of the winter solstice and the beginning of the harvest season of Rabi crops in Punjab. Lohri is celebrated to pray for a good harvest and bumper cropping season. According to some beliefs, Lohri is considered to be Holika’s sister who, along with Bhakt Prahlad, survived the fire while other beliefs also say that the festival was named after Loi, the name of saint Kabir’s wife. That is why people ignite a bonfire to mark the Lohri celebration every year.

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