The festivities mark the harvesting of the winter (Rabi) crops and people celebrate the bounty through traditional folk dances, songs and delicious spread of dishes.









Punjab and Haryana celebrate its harvest festival called Lohri, today. It is one of the most popularly celebrated festivals in the region. The festivities mark the harvesting of the winter (Rabi) crops and people celebrate the bounty through traditional folk dances, songs and delicious spread of dishes.




Popular belief says Lohri signifies the longest night before the winter solstice, which is followed by the shortest day of the year known as Maghi, in the Hindi lunar calendar. People pray for fertility, prosperity and happiness during this festival. Click through to see more pictures from Lohri celebrations across the country. In picture, school girls wearing traditional Punjabi dresses perform at Lohri Festival in Amritsar. (Source: PTI)



  • Lohri 2017: Here's how people are celebrating the harvest festival across India



  •  Amritsar: School girls wearing traditional Punjabi dresses perform at Lohri Festival in Amritsar. (Source: PTI) 
































  • Lohri 2017: Here's how people are celebrating the harvest festival across India


  • Students of Government College for Women dance during the Lohri festival celebrations in Jammu. (Source: PTI) 





  • Lohri 2017: Here's how people are celebrating the harvest festival across India


  • Amritsar: A worker prepares coloured kite strings ahead of the Lohri festival in Amritsar. (Source: PTI) 




  • Lohri 2017: Here's how people are celebrating the harvest festival across India


  • Punjabi singer Ranjit Bawa performing with special children during `Lohri Celebration with Special Children' at Capitol Complex in Chandigarh. (Source: Express photo by Jaipal Singh)







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