India is a land of celebrations and festivals, and Lohri is one of the most beloved and glorious festivals of Northern Indians. It is celebrated with lots of zeal and enthusiasm. This festival marks the end of winter days and is a traditional way of welcoming longer days.
Every year Lohri is celebrated in its traditional ways. Popcorns, Revdi, Peanuts, and Sugarcane products like Gajak, and Jaggery are an important part of Lohri, and everyone is dressed in traditional attire. Also, there is a strong belief associated with this festival, it is an auspicious day for taking a holy bath and donating.
“From the sweetness of Revdi to the melody of Dhol, we welcomed the harvesting season to them with lots of love, laughter, and joy”
Following the culture, we at ToXSL celebrated Lohri, the harvest festival, in its proper traditional style.
How we celebrated this auspicious day of the year
The Bonfire Ritual:
On Lohri evening, after sunset, we lightened the huge bonfire and everyone was wearing traditional attires. All the employees circled the bonfire and tossed rice, munchies, and popcorn into the fire. All employees prayed to Lord Agni and asked him to bless their lives with prosperity and abundance. And, distributed roasted Sesame, Jaggery, Gajak, Popcorn, and Peanuts as a sacrament. Then we continued with the celebrations with great pomp.
Traditional Music and Dance:
No traditional festival is complete without traditional dance and music. The Dhol and other traditional instruments were played, and folk songs were played. All the employees danced to the tunes of Dhol and performed Bhangra and Gidda. All danced gracefully till the fire ends. It was an opportunity for all for taking a break from their hectic schedule and get together while sharing the company of each other.
Lohri is incomplete without traditional winter sweets that are cooked on this day. The traditional Lohri sweets are enriching and were given to all the employees with love and respect. There were a variety of tasteful sweets including Gajak, Dry Fruit Chikkis, Til Ke Laddoo, Revdi, and more. All employees finished their sweets with a humble note and enjoyed every bite of sweets.
To end the celebration, we had a small get-together. We all took this opportunity to say thanks to each other and to know each other better. Lohri overlaps with other festivals such as Makar Sakranti, Uttarayan, and Pongal. All these festivals convey the same meaning. Lohri reminds us of our brotherhood spirit while giving thanks to each other for supporting each other through the good or the bad times.
Lohri is the first festival of the New Year and this is a perfect time for your business to give a fresh new touch. The way Lohri’s bonfire lit up the lives of people with positivity and give them a new start, we at ToXSL Technologies help businesses grow and empower them with our innovative and most trusted Custom App Development Services.
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