Lohri is the first festival of every year and falls on January 13. The festival falls a day before another famous festival Makar Sankranti. The festival also coincides with the festival of Bhogali Bihu of Assam and Pongal which is celebrated by Tamilians. The festival originally was celebrated on winter solstice day- the shortest day and longest night of the year but later it eventually started being celebrated as an end of winter season.
The festival marks the start of a new farming season and end of winters. It is also known as the Harvest festival. Also, Punjabis considers the day after Lohri as the financial new year. Burning bonfire, dancing, singing and distribution of feast and sweetmeats are an intrinsic part of the festivities. Food items like rewri, gajak, sarson da saag and makke di roti are associated with the festival.
Happy Lohri to you and your family x