Lohri is a festival to dance with bhangra and to rejoice. Lohri is popular today in the entire country including Punjab, Haryana and Himachal. This festival has a special tradition of eating peanuts, revdi, popcorn and peanuts and offering them to people.
Earlier in the evening people first put Revdis and peanuts in the fire. Since Lohri is considered to be the main festival of farmers, in this festival celebrated after getting the crop, the fire god burns and rotates the Lohri to please the farmers.
It is considered very auspicious to offer Gajak and Revadi in the burning Lohri. Like Lohika Dahan in Lohri, a small pile of duck and wood is made. All the family members stand around it and celebrate by singing and dancing. Women take their young children in their arms and heat the fire of Lohri. It is believed that the child remains healthy and does not look bad.
In Hindu mythological scriptures, fire is considered the face of the gods. Farmers who celebrate such Lohri believe that the portion of food that is dedicated in the fire reaches the gods. By doing this people pay their gratitude to Sun God and Agnidev.
The people of Punjab believe that by doing so, everyone gets their rights and Mother Earth gives good crops. No one is short of food. This festival is considered very important in Punjab. After the marriage of Khas, the person who has his first Lohri, it is considered important to celebrate Lohri by staying in his house and taking blessings of the elders.