To begin with, Lohri is a festival which is traditionally associated with the harvest of the crops in Punjab, and it is also celebrated to mark the end of peak winter season across the northern belt of the country. Coming together to sing and dance to the tunes of Lohri songs in front of a crackling fire – that’s how we celebrated Lohri at the office.
Preparation to celebrate Lohri initiated in the morning. As it is the festival to spread the warmth of love and happiness among all employees in the crisp, cool air, so arrangements were done for a huge bonfire and Dhol.
At DigiMantra Labs, we have employees from all over India and it was a great pleasure to see everyone wearing Punjabi ethnic dress, that said, it has really brought the cultural vibes at the office. With the setting of the sun, a bonfire was lit and all employees gathered around to offer prayers by throwing til, popcorns and puffed rice into the flames and then distributing among all.
Celebrations continued with great enthusiasm and fun, everyone get-together to singing folk songs, and perform Bhangra/Gidda to the beats of Dhol.
The day ended with sumptuous Lohri snacks, delicious dishes have curated the menu to celebrate this festival. Eating together with the team was fun.
“The Lohri celebrations with music, dance, dhol, and a bonfire was fun”