Google has commemorated the 103rd anniversary of the birthday of Amrita Sher-Gil. She was an eminent Indian painter born to a Punjabi Sikh father and a Hungarian Jewish mother. Sometimes known as India’s Frida Kahlo, and today considered an important woman painter of 20th century India, whose legacy stands at par with that of the Masters of Bengal Renaissance. She is also the ‘most expensive’ woman painter of India.
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Midwinter festival of Punjab with bonfire, song, Bhangra and Gidda dance.
Lohri is a popular Punjabi festival, celebrated by people of Sikh faith as well as Hindu faith from the Punjab region of India. Lohri is mainly Sikh festival however the day of Lohri is decided based on Hindu calendar. Lohri is closely linked to Hindu festival Makara Sankranti and it is celebrated one day before of that on the last day of Punjabi month of Poh. So, Lohri commemorates the passing of the winter solstice.