Lohri 2018: The festival of Lohri is not just about bonfire at sunset or the customary ritual of throwing sesame seeds, peanuts to the natural element of fire. It’s also about dancing to the beats of popular Lohri songs. From Bhangra beats to traditional folk numbers to Bollywood songs, Lohri isn’t untouched by any of the musical genre. And that certainly makes dancing and singing one of the best parts of Lohri.
After a rough winter, Lohri marks the beginning of the time when farmers start sowing rabi crops like sugarcane and that’s indeed a cause for any agrarian community to celebrate. Lohri, although a Punjabi festival, is also celebrated in Haryana, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh. In the mornings, children from all households go door to door singing songs and distributing sweets and elders give them money. In the evening, people light their bonfires and throw peanuts, jaggery and pop corn into the bonfire while singing and dancing around the bonfire.
So, this year the Punjabi folk festival of Lohri will be celebrated on January 13 i.e Saturday. Here are a few popular Lohri songs that will make you dance to their beats:
1. Lodi (Veer Zaara): This song is definitely the most searched one when it comes to Lohri celebrations. With stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hema Malini and Preity Zinta; this chart topping number rules the roost when it comes tapping your feet on Lohri.
2. Lohri (Asa Nu Maan Watna Da): This Punjabi song by Jaspinder Narula and Harbhajan Mann is a treat for the music lovers during Lohri.
3. Sunder Mundriye Ho (Daler Mehndi): The king of Punjabi pop Daler Mehndi makes you groove to the beats of this Lohri number. A popular energetic number, Daler’s voice makes it a vibrant song.
4. Massan Leya (Raj Ghumman): This song captures women with colorful attire dancing around bonfire. A famous song for Lohri celebrations, this is again a delight for the festive season.
5. Sanu De Lohri (Raj Ghumman): Another song on the lines of Massan Leya is Sanu De Lohri. It too has women resplendent in colorful cholis dancing to the festive tunes of Lohri.