Date: Jan 8, 2018 - Jan 13, 2018
Lohri is one of the most joyous celebrations in the Punjabi community. It is celebrated annually on January 13th, the winter solstice day, which is usually the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Lohri also marks the beginning of the end of winter, as days begin to get longer and the Sun warms the ground for new crops to be sown. Sugar cane is the crop most associated with Lohri, as January represents the time to harvest sugar canes.
Lohri also represents new beginnings and the celebration of life. Punjabis everywhere celebrate the birth of babies from the previous year with feasts and large get-togethers, which include singing and dancing. Families often light bonfires, in which they eat and throw Indian treats such as gachak (an Indian buttered crunch candy), peanuts and rewri (a crisp toffee like treat made from jaggery/gur and sesame seeds) into the fire while singing folk songs.
Make Fruiticana your destination for all items that you would require for your celebrations this year. We have received fresh inventory of Roasted Peanuts, Rewadi [Gur and Sugar], Gajjak, Sugar Cane, Poha, Sesame Seeds, Gift Packs and many more. Come visit one of our location near you.