The auspicious festival 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 as Sundar Mundariye Ho to mark the passing of the winter solstice. Children and adults participate in kite 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 the traditional dress and perform the folk dance called Giddha. People are also handing out 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 holiday.
Lohri decoration ideas for the home
- Earthenware pots, hand painted bottles and more
One of the best and most cost-effective ways is to fill your home with vibrant, colorful decor and engage in DIY activities using a few materials available at home. Earthen pots painted with watercolors, colorful bracelets, hand-painted bottles, windmills and many more can add life to the decoration.
It’s time to rummage through your mother’s closet and pull out some old scarves or dupattas to decorate the house on the occasion of Lohri. 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 Punjabi embroidery.
Colorful kites can be a great source of entertainment when flying high in the sky. But these colorful pieces of paper can be used to decorate your home for the occasion. In an innovative way, placing a bunch of kites on the table or sticking them on the wall can add color to your walls.
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