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Lohri celebrated with traditional fervour in Punjab, Haryana

The festival of Lohri was celebrated with traditional fervour in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Wednesday.Bonfires, an important part of the festivities, were lit as families danced to the tunes of famous festival songs like Sundar mundriye ho.During the day, children and youngsters held kite-flying competitions at many places, including Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar.Amid the ongoing farmers protest against the Centres three farm laws, kites with messages of No Farmer No Food, Kisan and Kisan Ekta Zindabad written on them were a hit among the youths.

PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: 14-01-2021 01:04 IST | Created: 14-01-2021 00:51 IST
Lohri celebrated with traditional fervour in Punjab, Haryana
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The festival of Lohri was celebrated with traditional fervour in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Bonfires, an important part of the festivities, were lit as families danced to the tunes of famous festival songs like ''Sundar mundriye ho''.

During the day, children and youngsters held kite-flying competitions at many places, including Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar.

Amid the ongoing farmers' protest against the Centre's three farm laws, kites with messages of 'No Farmer No Food', 'Kisan' and 'Kisan Ekta Zindabad' written on them were a hit among the youths. The sky was dotted with multi-coloured kites of different sizes and shapes carrying 'Happy Lohri' messages.

Traditionally, Lohri celebrates the onset of the harvest season in Punjab. Women in traditional attire performed Gidha, a folk dance, at many places.

People also distributed jaggery, peanuts, and popcorns--the three edibles associated with Lohri. PTI CHS VSD SRY

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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