Lohri Date and Time 2021
- Lohri Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
- Lohri Sankranti Moment – 08:29 AM, Jan 14
- Makar Sankranti on Thursday, January 14, 2021
Lohri marks the end of winter and is a traditional welcome of longer days and the sun’s journey to the northern hemisphere. Lohri is an official restricted holiday in the state of Punjab, Haryana and NCT of Delhi. Lohri is linked to the Bikrami calendar and is celebrated the day before the festival of Maghi celebrated in India as Makar Sankranti. Lohri falls in the month of Paush and is set by the solar part of the lunisolar Punjabi calendar and in most years it falls around 13 January of the Gregorian calendar.
Significance of Lohri
The festival Lohri is celebrated both as a winter crop season celebration and a remembrance of the Sun deity (Surya). Traditional Lohri songs often mention the Indian Sun god asking for heat and thanking him for his return. Lohri is celebrated with a bonfire. The lighting of a bonfire during this winter festival is an ancient tradition. Gajak, Sarson da saag with Makki di roti, radish, groundnuts and jaggery etc. are traditional Lohri food items.