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Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

The festival of Lohri was celebrated across India, especially in Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh with traditional fervour and gaiety on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Bonfires, an important part of the festivities, were lit as families danced to the tunes of famous festival songs. During the day, children and youngsters held kite-flying competitions at many places including Ludhiana, Mohali, and Jalandhar. The sky was dotted with multi-coloured kites like 'Tukkal', 'Chhaj', 'Pari' of different sizes and shapes carrying 'Happy Lohri' and 'Happy New Year' messages. Traditionally, Lohri marks the harvest season in Punjab. People distributed jaggery, peanuts, and popcorns- the three edibles associated with Lohri. Braving cold weathers, thousands of devotees also thronged gurdwaras to pay obeisance on the occasion of 352nd birth anniversary of 10th Sikh master Guru Gobind Singh. The Golden Temple in Amritsar was decorated with special lighting on this occasion. Let’s have a quick glimpse of those colourful celebrations all over the day.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 13 January 2019, 10:56:06 PM
Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

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The festival of Lohri was celebrated across India, especially in Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh with traditional fervour and gaiety on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Bonfires, an important part of the festivities, were lit as families danced to the tunes of famous festival songs. During the day, children and youngsters held kite-flying competitions at many places including Ludhiana, Mohali, and Jalandhar. The sky was dotted with multi-coloured kites like 'Tukkal', 'Chhaj', 'Pari' of different sizes and shapes carrying 'Happy Lohri' and 'Happy New Year' messages. Traditionally, Lohri marks the harvest season in Punjab. People distributed jaggery, peanuts, and popcorns- the three edibles associated with Lohri. Braving clod weathers, thousands of devotees also thronged gurdwaras to pay obeisance on the occasion of 352nd birth anniversary of 10th Sikh master Guru Gobind Singh. The Golden Temple in Amritsar was decorated with special lighting on this occasion. Let’s have a quick glimpse of those colourful celebrations all over the day.
Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

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Artists perform traditional folk dance to celebrate Lohri festival in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, January 12, 2019.
Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

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Students dress up in traditional Punjabi dresses during Lohri festival celebrations in Amritsar on Saturday.
Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

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A newly-married lady with other people flies kites on the occasion of Lohri festival celebrations in Amritsar on Sunday.
Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

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Young girls dressed in traditional attire performed Gidha - a folk dance to celebrate Lohri festival in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

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Fireworks seen at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the birth anniversary of tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji in Amritsar on Sunday.
Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

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Devotees offer prayers at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the birth anniversary of tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji in Amritsar on January 13.
Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

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A devotee take a holy dip at Sarovar at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the birth anniversary of tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji in Amritsar on Sunday.
Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

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Sikh devotees participate in Nagar Kirtan, a religious procession at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the eve of the birth anniversary of tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji in Amritsar.
Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

Lohri 2019: India gets into celebratory mood with traditional harvest festival - see pics

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A sewadar takes out kites as he cleans the sarovar at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the birth anniversary of tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji in Amritsar on Sunday.