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Lohri celebrated with traditional fervour in Pb, Haryana, Chandigarh

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The festival of was celebrated in Punjab, Haryana, and with traditional fervour and gaiety on Sunday.

Bonfires, an important part of the festivities, were lit as families danced to the tunes of famous festival songs like 'Sundar mundriye ho'.

During the day, children and youngsters held kite-flying competitions at many places including Ludhiana, Mohali, and 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.

This time, the festival was also dedicated to the girl child at several places in by organising 'Dhiyan Di Lohri' to make people aware of the importance of girls.

Traditionally, celebrates the onset of the harvest season in Girls in traditional attire performed Gidha -- a folk dance at many places.

People distributed jaggery, peanuts, and popcorns- the three edibles associated with

Chief Minister and Chief Minister greeted people on the occasion.

"Wish you all a very #HappyLohri. May this auspicious festival bring peace and prosperity to your lives and those of your loved ones," tweeted.

Khattar said, "Wishing everyone a very #HappyLohri. May this harvest season bring luck, prosperity, peace, and happiness to you and your family."

Meanwhile, thousands of devotees Sunday thronged gurdwaras in Punjab, Haryana, and to pay obeisance on the occasion of 352nd birth anniversary of 10th Sikh master Guru Gobind Singh, who was also the founder of 'Khalsa Panth.'

The in was decorated with special lighting on this occasion. Braving cold weather, devotees thronged gurdwaras in the morning at several places including Amritsar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Panchkula, and to offer prayers.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 19:10 IST