Happy LOHRI 2022: The land of India celebrates numerous festivals every year. People, irrespective of which caste or religion they belong to, enjoy all the festivals together. Christmas, Durga Puja, Pongal, Eid are some of the festivals celebrated by every Indian together. Another significant festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm is the festival of Lohri. To know more about Happy Lohri 2022, scroll down and read more. If you want to make Lohri 2022 special for your loved ones by wishing them a Happy Lohri in a unique way, we have some great options for that as well. You can either share the wishes or the images through any social media platform.
What is Lohri?
Lohri is a very famous festival in Northern parts of India, especially in the state of Punjab. It is celebrated on 13th January every year. It is believed that this festival is celebrated to show respect to the winter solstice, which is the longest night of the season. Like many other festivals celebrated in India, Lohri is a festival that is believed to get celebrated to spread the joy of an enormous Rabi crop season. Lohri marks the end of the cold winter season and welcomes the sunny climate with various traditional dances, performing holy rituals and joyous songs.
Lohri 2022 Date
Lohri will be celebrated on 13th January (Thursday), 2022, in India.
History Behind Festival of Lohri
According to ancient tales, Lohri is the Hindu festival celebrated in the middle of the winter season in regions that are colder than the rest of the subcontinent primarily, regions near the Himalayan Mountains. The Hindus lit a bonfire after weeks of crop production of the Rabi and socialized by sitting around the bonfire and singing and dancing joyfully.
After celebrating the whole night around the bonfire, singing and dancing around it, the Hindus marked Makar Sankranti and used to take a holy bath in a sacred water body. The Sikh people of Hindu origin follow these traditions till today. On the other hand, the festival of Lohri is celebrated in the winter end by the Punjabis, so it marks the passing of the winter solstice.
It is believed that the festival of Lohri originated during the Indus Valley Civilization. The civilization spread to parts of Pakistan, parts of North India, and this festival is primarily celebrated in these parts. Also, during this time of the year, many parts of India celebrate the excellent cropping season. Magh bihu in Assam, Makar Sankranti in West Bengal, Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Tai Pongal in Kerala etc. These festivals are usually celebrated on the 13th and 14th of January every year.
Story of Lohri
There are many stories about the festival of Lohri based on numerous socio-cultural religions and events, out of which Dulla Bhatti is the most famous one.
The story of Dulla Batti goes like, during the rule of Akbar, the great Mughal Emperor, just like Robin Hood, Dulla Bhatti was very famous among the poor people. This is because he snatched away expensive things, looted the wealth of the more affluent section of society, and distributed them among the poor and underprivileged people. So he gained immense popularity among the poor.
Dulla Bhatti once saved a girl from the hands of some criminals and then took care of her like his own daughter. His tale of bravery is remembered on every Lohri, and children dress up in their new clothes and go to every doorstep of the neighborhood and ask for money, laddoos, peanuts, jaggery, in the form of “Lohri Loot”.
Dulla Bhatti, or “Robin Hood Of Punjab,” helped escape the poor girls of Punjab from being sold in markets of slavery. He also helped find grooms suitable for them and arranged their marriage. He also provided the required dowry for them. Sundri and Mundri, among these girls, have now been associated with Punjabi folklore Sunder Mundriye.
Significance of Lohri
The night before Lohri is celebrated marks the coldest night of the year and the longest night and shortest day of the year. This is because the night is extremely chilly, people need to keep them warm, and thus fire is burnt. So other people sit during a revolve around it, which keeps them shielded from the winter chills. So first, people sit around the bonfire and appease the deities of the sun and fire. Then they associate themselves in merry-making by having the remnants of the offering. They also sing and dance together. This is often followed by eating an important meal with friends and family.
Apart from all the abovementioned points, Lohri is also a festival linked directly with the sun, earth, and fire. The Sun signifies life elements, the world refers to our food requirements, and fire signifies our health. Out of these elements of Nature are granted to us absolutely “free of cost” by the almighty, and thus we must thank the Lord and the Sun God for this life and, therefore, the opportunities.
We are granted life, and everyone has other necessities naturally. Thus sometimes, we must thank them reciprocally and pray the weather of Nature for taking care of folks and showering prosperity in our lives.
Lohri 2022 Food Items
Punjab-Haryana, post the revolution, became the central fertile belt of India, and this is often also referred to as the harvest festival (of Rabi crops). Some of the main attractions of the celebration of Lohri are Radish, mustard, jaggery, sugarcane, and spinach. In addition, the tradition of getting rewari and gajak is essential to keep the body warm within the winter chills.
After Lohri, the climate changes and becomes harsh because the sun involves the hemisphere. Therefore, Lohri-specific foods like sesame and jaggery are consumed to organize the body to face the harshness of nature. The hearth is additionally lit up for an equivalent reason.
Lohri 2022 Celebrations
People celebrated Lohri by exchanging Gajaks, but today it is seen that instead of gajaks, people now give chocolates and cake to each other in terms of sweets. Also, the festival of Lohri today brings a lot of positivity to the environment; the increasing environmental threat with an increase in pollution encourages today’s generation not to light up bonfires. Although previously, people used to set up huge bonfires and spend their nights singing songs and dancing around it.
People these days have become immensely conscious about afforestation. Hence, they avoid cutting down trees needed to light up the bonfire, as they know it may cause a severe threat to the environment. So Lohri is now celebrated by planting more trees so that the climate gets protected, and it is well-known that trees help keep the environment safe in the long run.
Happy Lohri 2022 Wishes
Thus Lohri, like any other Indian Festival, depicts the cultural richness of Indian society; though having different names, the whole of India celebrates this important festival with great enjoyment and enthusiasm. We would like to wish our readers Advance wishes for Happy Lohri 2022. Take a look at some beautiful Lohri wishes in Hindi and English for wishing your family and friends on the auspicious occasion of Lohri.
Happy Lohri wishes in Hindi
- हम आप के दिल में रहते है,इसलिए हर गम सहते है,कोई हम से पहले न कह दे आप को,इसलिए एक दिल पहले ही आप कोहैप्पी लोहड़ी कहते है।
- मूंगफली दी खुशबू ते गुर: दी मिठास,मक्की दी रोटी ते सरसों दा साग,दिल दी खुंशी ते आपनों दा प्यार,मुबारक होवे तुहानूं लोहड़ी दा त्यौहार।
Happy Lohri Wishes in English
- Hope this Lohri festival brings a closer connection with your friends and family. May God shower you with blessings and abundance in the year ahead. Wishing you a prosperous and Happy Lohri 2022.
- Enjoy this Lohri to the fullest & share the sweetness of love with rewri, moongfali, and popcorn with all and spread happiness. Happy Lohri 2022.
Lohri 2022 FAQ’s
When is Lohri 2022?
Lohri 2022 will be celebrated on the 13th of January, which is on a Thursday.
How to celebrate Lohri 2022?
Makki Di Roti and Sarson da Saag is a must-have dish at the festival of Lohri. People also arrange for bonfires and spend the entire night singing and dancing around it to the beats of the dhol. People often fly kites to celebrate the festival as well.
Why do we celebrate Lohri?
Lohri is a thanksgiving festival celebrated in Punjab to thank the Lord for the season’s successful harvest. Thus, Lohri marks the beginning of the Harvest season.