The auspicious feast of Lohri is celebrated with traditional fervor in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. The festival marks the end of winter as families gather by a bonfire and dance to the festival’s famous folk songs like Sundar Mundariye Ho to mark the passage of the winter solstice. Children and adults participate in kite flying activities in various parts of Punjab like Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar.
Additionally, the Lohri festival is traditionally celebrated to mark the start of the harvest season in Punjab, where women don traditional attire and perform the folk dance called Giddha. People also distribute the three edibles – jaggery, peanuts, and popcorn associated with Lohri. To celebrate the occasion with zeal and enthusiasm with your loved ones, here are some ideas for decorating your home for the Lohri festival.
Lohri decoration ideas for the home
- Earthen jars, hand painted bottles and more
One of the best and most economical ways is to fill your home with vibrant, colorful decor and engage in DIY activities using a few materials available at home. Watercolor painted earthenware pots, colorful bracelets, hand painted bottles, windmills and more can add life to the decor.
It’s time to rummage through your mom’s closet and pull out some old scarves or dupattas to decorate the house for Lohri’s occasion. Colorful dupattas or scarves can be draped around poles, hung from the ceiling, and also used to cover tables around the house. You can also opt for beautiful and vibrant phulkari dupattas which are a type of traditional Punjabic embroidery.
Colorful kites can be a great source of entertainment when they fly high in the sky. But these colorful pieces of paper can be used to decorate your home for the occasion. Innovatively placing a bunch of kites on the table or sticking them on the wall can add color to your walls.
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