Lohri Festival, Delhi

One of the biggest festivals celebrated in Delhi, the capital city of India is Lohri. It is, in fact, the main festival of Punjabis and is celebrated the night before Makar Sankranti. In order to worship fire, people especially Punjabi couples who are recently married celebrate this festival with great joy on 13th January every year. This festival of Lohri is also celebrated with the same enthusiasm after the birth of a son in the family.

A brief about Lohri Celebration in Delhi:

First of all, in the morning time of the Lohri day, children visit the neighboring houses and sing Lohri songs to get gajak and money. But their main purpose is to gather money from the neighbors for the festival celebrations. In the evening, many eatables include til, gur, peanuts, gajak and popcorn are put into the holy fire of Lohri. Like Delhi people, Lohri festival is actively celebrated in other Indian states like Haryana, Punjab and some places of Himachal Pradesh. Particularly in Delhi, this festival is not only a happy occasion for the recently married couple but it is also celebrated by the people to mark the end of chilling winters. It is best to say that Lohri is a traditional way for welcoming longer days.

Children go in every house of their locality and sing Lohri songs and they either get eatables like til, gajak, peanuts, popcorn, rewri, etc., or money in return. During Lohri festival in Delhi, a bonfire is lit and every person revolves around it. As said above, eatables are put into the bonfire while revolving.

Lohri Festival Celebration time:

As per the study of land, the Lohri festival is celebrated when the Earth leans towards the Sun. The Earth position in the universe, at this particular point of time, is the farthest from the Sun and starts to move toward the Sun from this day. It will not be wrong to say that this festival announces the onset of springs.

Lohri is the most awaited transition time period which is widely celebrated by the Punjabis and north Indians. Like Lohri, this time period is also celebrated with different names like Makar Sankranti and Pongal Sankranti in different parts of the country.

No matter what name it is called, but this Lohri Festival gives an important message of oneness even after cultural difference and obstacles to every Indian.

Lohri Festival Date and Day:-

2025 Festival Date: Monday, 13 January

2024 Festival Date: Saturday, 13 January

2023 Festival Date: Friday, 13 January

2022 Festival Date: Thursday, 13 January

2021 Festival Date: Wednesday, 13 January

2020 Festival Date: Monday, 13 January

2019 Festival Date: Sunday, 13 January

2018 Festival Date: Saturday, 13 January

Type : Cultural

Frequency: Annual