LOHRI CEL­E­BRA­TIONS

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Lucknow -

LUCKNOW : Luc­knowites cel­e­brated the fes­ti­val of Lohri with zeal and en­thu­si­asm here on Sun­day. “Sun­der mundriye ho….,”a Pun­jabi folk­song that marks the cel­e­bra­tions, re­ver­ber­ated in the at­mos­phere when peo­ple cel­e­brated the oc­ca­sion with a Lakhnawi touch and danced around bon­fires, an im­por­tant part of the fes­ti­val.

Lohri is cel­e­brated on the last day of ‘Paush’ month of the Bikrami cal­en­dar, a day be­fore the month of ‘Magh’ be­gins. “Fes­ti­vals in In­dia give us a rea­son to so­cial­ize and en­joy. So is Lohri. We have been cel­e­brat­ing it for the last one decade in Lucknow and ev­ery year the num­ber of peo­ple join­ing us is in­creas­ing,” said Baljit Singh, a trader, who hails from Faridkot in Pun­jab and now set­tled in Lucknow.

Con­sid­ered as the fes­ti­val of Pun­jabis, Lohri is also cel­e­brated among other com­mu­ni­ties.

DEEPAK GUPTA/HT PHOTO

▪ Lohri cel­e­bra­tions at Ashi­ana colony in Lucknow on Sun­day.

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