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25 April 2024

Readers' gallery: Lohri, Sankranti, Pongal celebrations...


It's that time of the year again when Indians are ready to bid adieu to the winter season and welcome spring with lots of rituals, revelry, bonfires, kite festivals and loads of culinary delights, primarily prepared with rice, corn, wheat, coconut, date jaggery, nuts, etc.

The UAE winter provides the perfect natural setting for expat Indians to celebrate the winter harvest festival away from home.

Emirates 24|7 Readers share their take of the winter festival with images of food and fun galore.

Readers can send their images of Lohri, Sankranti, Uttarayan, Pongal, Bihu, etc. on emiratesedit@gmail.com

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'Narkoler Shondesh' or coconut sweet, traditionally made in the Indian state of Bengal during winter festivals. Image courtesy Emirates 24|7 Reader Bipasha De.

Poo Vadai is prepared for Pongal in many Indian homes. This is made using rice powder and banana flowers, mixed with sugar. Image contributed by Stalin Joseph Varghese.

Winter harvest of corn, peanuts and sweet delicacies from the Indian state of Punjab, make up an integral part of Lohri. Image courtesy Indrani Bose

The bonfire festival of Lohri celebrated in Dubai on January 13. Images courtesy Indrani Bose.