Lohri is a festival which is celebrated on 13th January of each year. On the occasion when it’s time to harvest rabi crops which are sown in winter season. Any festival is incomplete without good food and to make this day even more auspicious some amazing dishes are cooked like Sarson ka Saag aur Makki ki Roti, Pindi Channe, Murmura Ladoo, Gur ka Halwa, Til ki Barfee, Chiraunji Makhane ki Kheer, Dry fruit chikki etc.
Whereas, Bonfire is an essential part of lohri which symbolizes Agni (the God of Fire). The festivities holds lot of excitement as crowd gather around the bonfire and indulge themselves in different activities like singing songs and they even throw food items like gajak, chikki, murmura, popcorn, rewri, jaggery, peanuts and sugarcane to pay the homage to roots.
Lohri is called by different names in different areas like the lohri of north is known as Tai Pongal in Kerala, Magha Bihu in Assam, Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Makar Sankranti in Bengal. The festivities are enjoyed on the auspicious celebration of Makar Sankranti.