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How the punjabi's celebrate LOHDI festival?can you pl tell me?

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Asked by jaya acharjee, 13 Jan '10 04:02 pm
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Burn fire and dance around
Answered by Rudra, 14 Oct '11 01:34 am

 
  
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Burn fire and dance around
Answered by Satya Pandey, 13 Jan '10 04:34 pm

 
  
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Lohri is also in celebration of Harvest and Thanksgiving. In the morning on Lohri day, children go from door to door singing and demanding the Lohri 'loot' in the form of money and eatables like til (sesame) seeds, peanuts, jaggery, or sweets like gajak, rewri, etc. They sing in praise of Dulha Bhatti, a Punjabi avatar of Robin Hood who robbed the rich to help the poor, and once helped a miserable village girl out of her misery by getting her married off like his own sister.
Answered by Lucky, 13 Jan '10 04:09 pm

 
  
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Lohri, is celebrated every year on 13th of January. It is a festival to worship fire. Lohri Festival is celebrated with great pomp in North India. At this time Earth starts moving towards the sun marking the auspicious period of Uttarayan. First Lohri is very important for the newly wed and the new born babies as it marks fertility. At night, people gather around the bonfire and throw til, puffed rice & popcorns into the flames of the bonfire. Prayers are offered to the bonfire seeking abundance & prosperity. People make merry by dancing & singing traditional folk songs.
Lohri is a festival of zeal and verve and marks the culmination of the chilly winter. In true spirit of the Punjabi culture, men and women perform Bhangra and Giddha, popular Punjabi folk dances, around a bonfire. Enthusiastic children go from house to house singing songs and people oblige them generously by giving them money and eatables as offering for the festival.
Logs of wood are piled together for a bonfire, an ...more
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 13 Jan '10 04:06 pm

 
  
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