According to the Hindu calendar, Lohri falls in mid-January (13 January). The earth, is closest to the sun at this point in time (despite a common misconception that the Earth's distance from the sun correlates with the seasons of the northern hemisphere).Lohri is an extremely popular harvest festival in India, especially North India. .Lohri is Punjabs celebration of the winter solstice. Instead of celebrating Lohri on the day of the winter solstice, Punjabi's celebrate it on the last day of the month during which winter solstice takes place, Paush. People believe the Lohri night is meant to be the longest night of the year and on the day after Lohri, day light is meant to increase. Punjabi farmers also see the day after Lohri as the financial new year. Some believe that Lohri has derived its name from Loi, the wife of Sant Kabir, for in rural Punjab Lohri is pronounced as Lohi.