Lohri is a popular wintertime Punjabi folk festival, celebrated primarily by Sikhs and Hindus from the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. The significance and legends of the Lohri festival are many and these link the festival to the Punjab region. The ancient significance of the festival is both as a winter crop season celebration and a remembrance of the Sun deity (Surya). Lohri songs mention the Indian Sun god asking for heat and thanking him for his return. Another legend explains the celebration as a folk reverence for fire (Agni).