Lohri is one of the most joyous festivals in India. This winter festival is traditionally a folk festival celebrated by Sikhs and Hindus. It is believed that Lohri marks the end of winter and the start of the spring, however, this exotic festival is associated with the harvest of the crops.
It also gives us a reason to hang out with our family and friends, and have an ecstatic time. A holy bonfire is initiated post-sunset, which by the way sets a tranquil mood for the rest of the evening. Apart from that, you can enjoy the electrifying dhol beats and dance like no one is watching.
No festival is complete without a delicious spread and Lohri is no different. The show-stoppers (when it comes to food) of Lohri are; rewri, peanuts, popcorn, gajak, sarson da saag, and makki di roti. Till (sesame seeds), gajak (a sesame seed barfi), Gur (jaggery), peanuts, and popcorn are also fed to the holy fire as part of the harvest ritual.
Lohri is basically a Punjabi festival, yet, people in our country celebrate this festival with incredible amounts of zeal and enthusiasm.
First of all, the popcorn you eat in Lohri is not the same as the ones you eat in movie theatres. It is free from all the fattening agents, such as oil and butter, also, they don't contain any artificial flavours. It is just pure unadulterated popcorn, which is simply mouth-watering. It is high in fibre and doesn't have a large caloric value. Therefore, if your new year's resolution is to lose weight, you can do so with the help of popcorn and enjoy the celebrations without the guilt of consuming excess calories. Read on to know more about the other exciting benefits of popcorn.
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