Sunder mundriye ho!
Tera kaun vicharaa ho!
Dullah Bhatti walla ho!
Dullhe di dhee vyayae h
Ser shakkar payee ho!
Kudi da laal pathaka ho!
Kudi da saalu paata ho!
Salu kaun samete!
Chache choori kutti! zamidara lutti!o!
Well, after hearing this folklore, you might have even have started tapping your feet. But, well Lohri is much more than burning a bonfire. Yes, in this post we will provide you tips on how to celebrate Lohri with zeal and enthusiasm.
As, we speak, a major part of North India is gearing towards celebrating Lohri celebration in the evening. This Punjabi festival marks the end of harsh winters and long nights. It makes sense, to celebrate the warmth of Lohri with friends and relatives, isn’t it?
Everyone loves this festival because it marks the beginning of harvest and New Year. There are many stories attached to it. But living in a global village, it always makes sense to add something to age old traditions to make them more fun. So, this Lohri do more, enjoy more. No doubt, there do devote time to the beats of dhol, sumptuous dishes like makki di roti, sraso da saag, but don’t forget Lohri home decor. However, in this post we will tell you how to make your festival a notch higher. It will be an inspiration for you all! So, here it goes!
Adorn the Lohri bonfire
Have you ever thought about this? Well, give it a thought. Though the idea of creating designs with pebbles and flowers is the best, but you can be creative with this. Its akin to our tradition of drawing rangoli, is astounding indeed.
Add string lights in home
Well, I am a big fan of string lights and fairy lights. Why? Because it gives a festive touch to the home. On this festive occasion, it will perk up the look of the home and give it a new touch. You can add these lights in backyard or other areas.
Colorful paper bunting
You can try this innovative idea. Colorful paper bunting has become a new trend. Whether it is marriage or other festive occasion, people add this in their home to give it an unbeatable look. You can visit local stationery store for it or go to party decoration store to know more about it.
Add rewri in candy jars
Rewri, peanuts and gachak are must have sweetmeat for this occasion. So, fill them in your home with the help of candy jars. These jars look pretty and give home a new look for this festive occasion. So, serve them and delight your guests. Don’t forget to buy pretty candy jars.
Buy some flavored popcorn
While we are discussing about rewri, gachak, one can’t forget about delightful popcorn- because, trust me they are as important as other food items for Lohri celebration. But this time around, pick up different flavors of popcorns like caramel, tomato, cream, etc. Add them in a pretty jar and place it on the food table. It will in turn make your dining table look colorful as one can possibly imagine.
Set up bonfire
Whether it is about haystack seating like the image given above or just sitting on pastel stools or mismatched chairs, either way sitting around the bonfire to talk and sing is must for Lohri. The whole idea of cold night and warm bonfire gibes warmth to people around. Plus, it fuels up romantic relationship, isn’t it?
Snuggle up in blanket
Well, the words say it all. On dreary winter night, when Lohri fire diminishes, let the party not end up. Stock up the blankets and display them. The rustic way is the best way to go outdoors. So, brace up the style.
So, these are Lohri decorating ideas. I hope you will take inspiration from them to celebrate this festival of warmth and love!
Happy lohri guys!
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Originally posted 2016-01-13 19:02:16.