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Lal Loi

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lalloiAbout Lal Loi

This is historical fact that global sindhi community was one of social stream of Hindu religion hence there is lot of similar customs, traditions and festivals among the Sindhis and other Hindus.

Lal Loi is lesser known sindhi festival celebrates during the winter season. Lal Loi resembles with Makar Sankrant and Lahori celebrated in the Punjab and other northern parts of India. As the Lal Loi is celebrated day before the highly important festival probably this is the reason for which this sindhi festival is not so much popular. 

Like the Punjab economy of the ancient Sindh located on the banks of river Sindhu was also agricultural based hence there are few festivals associated with the crop. It is said that Lal Loi was associated with harvesting of winter crop. Another ritual faith believes that this festival is celebrated to mark the end winter season.

At the night of Lal Loi scene resembles with the Holika Dahan or the camp fire of western world. Children collected wood piece and collection is set to fire. A few religious rituals are performed by sindhi women around this fire.