Lohri is one of the most popular festivals of the Punjab region. It is celebrated with pomp and show, following all the customs and traditions, by the Hindus, Sikhs and other religions. The festival falls on one day before Makar Sankranti and is generally celebrated on the 13th of January every year. It marks the end of the winter season and welcomes the sun into the northern hemisphere.
Further, it is also centered toward the winter harvest of sugarcane and that is why sugarcane goods such as gud or jaggery, gachak, and other such food items are a major part of the festival. On this day, people wear the traditional attire of Punjab and perform gidda and Bhangra. The festivities extend to the preparation of delicious meals and the lighting of the bonfire.
But this time due to the spread of the coronavirus, there need to be certain measures that will restrict your celebration of this Lohri. Therefore, in order to make this festival super joyful and vibrant, here are some Lohri party planning tips and instructions for you to follow while organising the gathering and event. So, take a look.
Let Your Home Be The Venue
This time since it is very unsafe going out and coming in contact with the people and things. It is better that you ready your home for the Lohri function and invite all your close relatives and friends over to your place. Make sure they arrive at least 2-3 days before the party. So that they can quarantine themselves for those days and then enjoy the festivities with you.
Not only that, a home party is very great to save a little more as there are very few things that you need to take care of while other things are already rightly aligned. You can use your creativity to make use of your backyard or front yard as the main party space also.
Decorating Your Home
Well, Lohri is a festival that is incomplete without the decorations, but this time you have to be even more cautious while using things from the market. Make sure to sanitise and wash the decorative items before laying a hand on them. As an ingenious alternative, you can use things like dupattas, and sarees to add that colourful element along with perfection and warmth to decorate your home.
Further, you can also use balloons, flowers, and lights to decorate your hall, backyard or terrace. Use traditional items such as the haw, khat bicycle, tractor, etc to make your decorations come alive and feel more exuberant.
Install The Important Elements
Lohri is all about the scrumptious food and the bonfire dancing. So make sure you do keep these highlights. Arrange for the bonfire in your backyard or your terrace and by its side, do not forget to keep a table full of eatables that all your guests can enjoy while munching on the tasty delicacies prepared by you. Install a speaker and play bhangra, gidda music to make everyone feel lively and happy at the moment.
Play Traditional Games
Indian kids grow up playing antakshari and charades, you can also do something exciting and play games with all your family members and friends. Play games such as the traditional trick or treat game, play charades or even passing the parcel, just like in ‘Hum Aapke Hian Koun?’. Assign fun activities and celebrate the harvest of sugarcane with lots of sweets and happiness.
So, be safe and enjoy this Lohri 2021 with all your joy and happiness to give this new year a joyous and vivacious start!
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