Lohri is a very popular carnival at Punjab and is celebrate with maximum zeal and enthusiasm in the state. The Lohri Festival signifies the Exodus of Winter. Mainly celebrated to mark the departure of the Winter it is synonymous with the Pongal of Tamil Nadu, Sankranti of UP. FÃªted with tremendous zeal and enthusiasm, this festival involves lighting of a bonfire and throwing of grains, sweets, puffed rice and pop-corn into the fire as an offering to the Lord. Aside there is a live Puja performance where six indispensable materials are a must- til, gazak, moongphali, gur, phuliya and popcorn.
Lohri is generally celebrated in the month of January and 13th January is the due date. It falls in the month of Pausha or Magha.