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We Are Wishing You a Happy Lohri


We Are Wishing You a Happy Lohri

Lohri is an official holiday in Punjab, the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh. The festival is celebrated in Delhi and Haryana but is not a gazetted holiday. In all these areas, the festival is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims. In Punjab, Pakistan it is not observed at the official level, however, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and some Muslims observe the festival in rural Punjab and in the cities of Faislabad and Lahore

Lohri (Gurmukhi: ਲੋਹੜੀ, Shahmukhi: لوہڑی) is a popular winter folk festival celebrated primarily in the Indian Subcontinent. The significance and legends about the Lohri festival are many and these link the festival to the Punjab region. It is believed by many that the festival marks the passing of the winter solstice. Lohri marks the end of winter and is a traditional welcome of longer days and the sun's journey to the northern hemisphere by Hindus and Sikhs in the northern region of the Indian subcontinent. It is observed the night before Makar Sankranti, also known as Maghi, and according to the solar part of the lunisolar Vikrami calendar, and typically falls about the same date every year (13 January). Like other harvest festivals in India such as Pongal and Bhogi, Lohri is also dedicated to Indra.

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