“Twinkle, twinkle, yaraan di car,
Khadke glassi in the bar,
Punjabi bhangra te chicken fry,
Tuhaanu Lohri di lakh lakh vadhai…”
Nobody can beat the Punjabis when it comes to partying and the exuberant aura around them is nothing short of contagious.
That’s probably one of the reasons why Lohri is rapidly becoming one of the most popular celebrations of India.
Ideally, Lohri is celebrated in a traditional fashion and is a close get-together between friends, family and neighbors. It is the primary harvest festival of the land of Punjab that commemorates the passing of the winter solstice.
It is a fun, vibrant festival that basically symbolizes the end of the winter months and welcomes the season of spring, fruitfulness and the New Year
Even though the traditional aura surrounding the concept of Lohri is pretty fascinating itself, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t think to innovate.
Lohri is celebrated as a community festivity and involves reaching out to the neighbors and relatives in great spirits accompanied by sweet favors such as gur, dry fruit chikki, laddoo etc.
You can easily plan a Lohri party for your guests by setting up a bonfire in the backyard and gathering all your friends there.
Accompanied by a little singing, dancing, casual chit-chatting and customary Lohri snacks such as popcorn & rewaris−you’ll have your-self quite a party.
To mix it up and make it more fun, you can always play games like charades, truth or dare and other stuff that gets the gang rolling on the floor and don’t forget there’s dancing.
What better way to enjoy the longest night of the year than to be surrounded by friends and family next to a warm bonfire with delicious food and hey, nobody said no to drinks. So go crazy and while you’re at it, it’s probably a good idea to plant a few saplings on this day to exemplify the magic of Lohri that celebrates harvest, fertility and New Year.
Give it up for the farmers who work as hard as they do and enjoy this festival in all its ethnicity.
Cheers or in this case, Chak De Phatte!