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.
▪ Lohri celebrations at Ashiana colony in Lucknow on Sunday.