Lohri is celebrated every year on 13th January, especially in the state of Punjab. It is celebrated on the last day of Paush month and the beginning of Magha month. It is a festival to worship fire. The people of Punjab celebrate Lohri to mark the end of winter and is celebrated on the night before the Makar sankranti. The first Lohri is very important for the newlywed and the newborn babies as it symbolizes fertility.
In this festival, people gather around the bonfire and throw sesame seeds, puffed rice, popcorns, and groundnuts into the flames of the bonfire. Prayers are offered to the Fire God seeking prosperity.
Women are mostly dressed up in Patiala salwar suits along with heavy chunki gold jewellery. Men are seen in traditional dhotis and kurtas, along with pagdi (turban).