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Lohri Di Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyaan! How to Greet People ‘Happy Lohri’ in a Punjabi Way!

Curated By: Nibandh Vinod

Last Updated: January 13, 2024, 12:05 IST

Light Up Your Lohri: Traditional Punjabi Greetings That Spark Joy and Warmth. (Image: Shutterstock)

Ditch the generic Happy Lohri! Ignite joy with authentic Punjabi greetings this festive season. Discover traditional phrases, playful rhymes, and heartfelt wishes to truly embrace the spirit of Lohri.

HAPPY LOHRI 2024 WISHES: With winter’s grip loosening and days growing longer, a vibrant flame ignites in the hearts of Punjabis across the globe – Lohri is here! This ancient harvest festival, to be celebrated this year on January 14, is a joyous explosion of crackling bonfires, pulsating dhol beats, and sweet treats that fill the air with warmth and merriment.

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But beyond the festive staples, lies a treasure trove of Punjabi greetings that add a special spark to this harvest celebration. Ditch the generic “Happy Lohri” and embrace the vibrant spirit of the festival with these authentic phrases:

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  1. Lohri di lakh lakh vadhaiyaan! (A million congratulations on Lohri!).This classic blessing is the cornerstone of Lohri greetings, showering your loved ones with good wishes.
  2. Sunder mundriye, ho tera kaun vichaara? (Beautiful bangle, who is your advisor?).This playful phrase, often directed towards young girls, hints at the matchmaking spirit of Lohri and adds a touch of lightheartedness.
  3. Dhol di dhadak, mithaas di baarish, Lohri di aayi hai taiyaari! (The drum beats, the shower of sweetness, Lohri is here to prepare!).This rhyming couplet captures the excitement and anticipation that builds up before the big day.
  4. Lohri di aag tuhadan gham jaale, sukkh shaanti da daan de jaave! (May the Lohri fire burn away your sorrows and bestow happiness and peace!).This heartfelt wish resonates with the deeper meaning of the festival, symbolizing new beginnings and prosperity.
  5. Lohri te khaao rewri, nacho phir bhangra, sukkh di chhaye chaa ho aapne parivar de sang! (On Lohri, eat rewri, dance the bhangra, may happiness abound in your family!).This cheerful expression encourages revelry and togetherness, reminding us of the importance of loved ones during Lohri.
  6. May the Lohri fire burn away your worries and fill your life with warmth and prosperity.This combines a traditional wish with a personal touch.
  7. Let’s celebrate Lohri with the sweetness of rewri, the joy of bhangra, and the warmth of family and friends.This emphasizes the different aspects of the Lohri celebration.
  8. Wishing you a Lohri that is as bright as the golden temple, as sweet as gajak, and as happy as a dhol beat!This uses a metaphor to describe the ideal Lohri celebration.
  9. May your Lohri be as hot as the bonfire and as fun as a Punjabi wedding!This playful comparison adds a touch of humour to your greeting.

For an extra touch of authenticity, you can also incorporate Punjabi words into your English greetings. “May your Lohri be as bright as the Golden Temple…” or “Wishing you a Lohri that’s full of khushiyaan (happiness)!”

So, this Lohri, ditch the generic and embrace the warmth of truly Punjabi greetings. Let your words dance with the dhol beats, sparkle like bonfire embers, and bring smiles as sweet as rewri!

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