Lohri is the harvest festival celebrated in North India especially in Punjab. People gather together in the night and have a bonfire. They also offer rewri (sesame brittles), popcorn and peanuts to the fire. the fire is worshipped and one cannot eat the rewri, peanuts, popcorn without first offering it to the fire.
The festival of Lohri has a lot to offer – great food, a taste of tradition, dance and dhol. Celebrated with great joy and fervor, Lohri is associated with worshipping the Hindu God of fire, Lord Agni and also the harvest of rabi crops. It’s a cultural celebration linked with the winter solstice – the day with the shortest day and the longest night. It is believed that the day marks the end of winters, the onset of spring, return of longer days and shorter nights. Lohri is all about getting together with family and offerings food to the holy fire and incredible feast like chole bhature, makke ki roti, sarso ka saag, et al.