The festival Lohri has a very old narration. The celebration marks the end of the cold chilly wintry weather and welcomes the coming of spring and New Year. It is assumed that Lohri is the longest nighttime of the year. After Lohri, the days become more longer and the nights shorter.
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Lohri is eminent in remembrance and admiration of Dulha Batti. Dulha Batti was a Muslim burglar who lived during the period of King Akbar. He was a robber but a good human being. He would lift from the rich and share out the wealth among the poor. He rescued women who were being powerfully taken away. He arranged marriages of women with Hindu boys and paid the dowries. He was a hero among many local Punjabis, who admired and respected him. Most Lohri songs are sung in admiration of Dulha Batti which expresses their appreciation to him.
Lohri marks the progress of the son towards the north (Uttaryan) as disparate to the south. (Dakshinayan). It is considered to be an enormously auspicious time as the sun enters the Tropic of Capricorn from the Tropic of Cancer. It is a celebration dedicated to the Sun and fire.
Like any other celebration, Lohri brings together friends, family, and relatives People meet each other and give each other sweets. It is a crop festival and especially significant for farmers, but it is renowned with great fervor by all Punjabis. On this day, all Punjabis light a bon fire, dance and sing songs. They throw popcorn rewaries, sugar-candy, sesame seeds, gur (jiggery) and so on into the fire and sing and dance. People wear their colorful and bright clothes and usually perform Bhangra or Gidda to the beats of the Dhol. Lohri signifies the beginning of a new financial year.
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