Traditions

Participating in parades and festivities

Participating in parades and festivities

Some attend carnivals, parades, and even ice carving competitions.

Participating in parades and festivities

Some attend carnivals, parades, and even ice carving competitions.

Predicting if winter is over

Predicting if winter is over

Every year, Punxsutawney Phil is brought out of his burrow. If he casts a shadow, then there will be six more weeks of winter.

Predicting if winter is over

Every year, Punxsutawney Phil is brought out of his burrow. If he casts a shadow, then there will be six more weeks of winter.

Eating a special breakfast

Eating a special breakfast

This typically includes some combination of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and hot chocolate.

Eating a special breakfast

This typically includes some combination of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and hot chocolate.

Fly your kite

Fly your kite

The morning after bonfire, marks the arrival of long days of spring and is celebrated with flying kited in the blue skies.

Fly your kite

The morning after bonfire, marks the arrival of long days of spring and is celebrated with flying kited in the blue skies.

Dance Gidda to the Beat of the Dhol

Dance Gidda to the Beat of the Dhol

Celebrate the joys of life with the sounds of Dhol and dance Gidda around the bonfire.

Dance Gidda to the Beat of the Dhol

Celebrate the joys of life with the sounds of Dhol and dance Gidda around the bonfire.

Light a Bonfire

Light a Bonfire

The main tradition of Lohri to light a bonfire. The bigger the bonfire, the better the Lohri celebration.

Light a Bonfire

The main tradition of Lohri to light a bonfire. The bigger the bonfire, the better the Lohri celebration.