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Bonfires, an important part of the festivities, were lit as several families danced to the tunes of famous festival songs like 'Sundariye Mundariye Ho' among others.
During the day, kites such as the 'Tukkal', 'Chhaj', 'Pari' of different colours, sizes and shapes with 'Happy Lohri' and 'Happy New Year-2018' messages were seen in the sky.
Kite-flying competitions were organised across the state, including Ludhiana, Amritsar and Patiala, with people challenging each other to cut kites.
He alleged that kite strings made of nylon and plastic, also known as 'Chinese dor', were still being sold.
People distributed jaggery, peanuts and popcorns- the three edibles associated with Lohri.
The festival was dedicated to the girl child at several places in Punjab by organising 'Dhiyan Di Lohri' to make people aware of the importance of girls.
Girls in traditional attire performed Gidha -- a folk dance -- in several schools in Amritsar, Moga and Ferozepur.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh greeted people on the occasion of Lohri.
"Wishing you all a very Happy Lohri. May the bonfire give you warmth and joy & may it bring along happiness and prosperity for you and your family," he tweeted.
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