Lohri is the harvest festival of Punjab, famously known as the breadbasket state of India. Thus, people residing in Punjab attach a great significance to Lohri, the festival in feasts and foods. Lohri festival prompts people to be thankful for God's provision and to celebrate his creation, its focus on farming. This harvest festival is celebrated to mark both celebration and sharing. It falls on the 13th January when the Earth starts moving towards the sun marking the auspicious period of Uttarayan. Harvested fields and front yards are lit-up with flames of bonfires, celebrating fertility and the joy of life. It Signifies,
"Let purity come, dirt depart Dirt be uprooted and its roots Cast in the fire."