INDIA FESTIVAL LOHRI




 
Celebration Of Lohri

 

   

LOHRI DANCE


The menfolk of the villages perform bhangra on this day.Bhangra is an energetic dance associated with the ripening of crops. The dance manifests the vigor and vitality and exuberance of the people, in anticipation of money coming in after the cutting of a good harvest. During Lohri celebration, the drum plays a very important part. It provides the basic accompaniment to most of folk music. There are specific folk songs that is sung during the festival of Lohri.

In the morning, children move from door to door singing:-

"Dabba bharaya leera da"
"Ai ghar ameera da"

Translation: Box filled of cloths strips, this house is of the rich.

And those who weren't that generous had to face a bunch of kids chanting the following:

"Hukka bhai Hukkaa"
"Ai ghar bhukka"

Translation: Hukka! Oh! Hukka!..this house is full of misers!


BONFIRE CELEBRATION

People gather around the bonfire. They sing and dance around the fire. Friends and relatives exchange gifts and greetings. They even throw sweets, puffed rice and popcorn into the fire. A puja is performed beside the bonfire and the "Prasad" includes six main things : til, gazak, gur, moongphali, phuliya and popcorn.Prasad is distributed to everyone. This symbolizes a prayer to Agni, the spark of life, for abundant crops and prosperity.
 

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