Lohri festival is celebrated as the mark of winter and it comes on 13th day of January according to English Calender and in the month of Paush or Magh according to Hindu calender. The day coincides with Makar Sankranti when sun changes it course and marks the end of winter.
The Lohri festival is associated with the worship sun and fire and its observed by all communities but the name is different and mainly for Punjabi’s its more than just a festival. Since 70 % of families in India still dependent on agriculture and its only their primary source of income, the people celebrate with honesty as this festival celebrates fertility and spark of life.
Typically in Lohri festival you would see people gathering round the bonfires, dancing and throwing puffed rice, popcorns into flames and exchange greetings on this day. The Punjab being mostly the agricultural state its a state holiday on that day.
Lohri festival in Hyderabad is not a regular site but still many people celebrate it. The rituals of bonfires can be spotted in small villages and towns but not in the city of Hyderabad. The origin of Lohri is related with a tale of Dulla Bhatti.