Lohri 2019 is just around the corner and this year the harvest festival will be celebrated on January 13. The festival marks the beginning of the harvest season as the sowing season of the winter crop comes to an end. Lohri is followed by the festival of the kites, Makar Sankranti which marks the beginning of the summer months. Every Indian festival is incomplete without special delicacies prepared and dressing up for the event. Today, we give you tips and tricks on how to channelise your inner ‘Punjabi kudi’ and rock the ethnic wear. Lohri is widely celebrated in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh by the Hindu and Sikh communities. Lohri 2019 Date: Significance, Rituals And Traditions Attached to the Punjabi Harvest Festival.
Lohri is the first festival after the new year celebrations and makes it a perfect occasion to style your Indian outfits. Make for an elegant statement in Indian avatar by donning traditional Patiala salwar and kurta which is an all-time favourite choice, team it with colourful juttis and jhumkas and you are all set to receive praise for your beautiful traditional ensemble. One can also give a modern twist to your outfit by wearing cape dresses, short or long jackets, crop tops and skirts. As long as you have an Indian touch to your attire, these outfits will be ideal for the upcoming Lohri celebrations. Lohri Recipes 2019: From Mouth-Watering Makke Di Roti & Sarson Ka Saag to Murmure Ke Ladoo Try These 5 Dishes to Celebrate the Harvest Festival.
How to Style Your Traditional Outfit This Lohri 2019 Festival
1. Patiala Salwar: These are comfortable and never go out of style. Patiala salwar paired with a short kurta is the classic Punjabi style. You can either opt for a colourful dress or go for pastel shades which have been in the trend for quite sometime now.
2. Experiment with Pants: Move over from chudidars and classic salwars. Straight pants, cigarette pants, palazzos and shararas will give your outfit an edgy feel. Pair these lowers with long stylish kurtis or team it with unconventional jackets.
3. Ethnic Jewellery: No traditional outfit is complete without ethnic accessories. Oxidised silver jewellery is in the trend. Also, chunky and statement earrings and rings look beautiful with every outfit. You can also wear colourful jhumkas or chanbalis. Make a stylish statement with minimal accessories. You can also accessorise your hair with floral accessories.
4. Potlis: Carry colourful potlis made of brocade or silk to complete your look. One can also carry a small purse embellished with gold and silver zari work.
5. Juttis and Sandals: More than high heels, you can round your look with closed or back open juttis. They make for a stylish pair and are equally comfortable. They come in a variety of colours that will compliment your outfit perfectly.
Lohri is also a special festival for the newly married couple. Both husband and wife dress up for the festival and celebrate their first festival together with great enthusiasm. Men can wear pathani salwars and kurtas. And for those men who like to keep it simple, a beige or cream kurta pyjama is their go-to outfit. It is chic and classy, and one can never go wrong with it. But if you love colours, match your outfit with your wife’s attire. This Lohri light the holy bonfire and offer prayers for happiness and prosperity and enjoy traditional delicacies.