HASWA members celebrated Lohri on the 18 January at the HASWA centre. The festival of Lohri is mainly celebrated in North Indian states like Punjab on 13 January. The festival is mainly seen as an occasion marking the end of the winters and beginning of a new harvest season by Punjabi’s. Lohri is also a celebration of fertility and the joy of life – and the first festival for each new bride or new born baby is considered very significant. Now Lohri is a Thanksgiving festival and an opportunity for people to take a break from their busy lives, reuniting with their friends and family. HASWA lunch club members celebrated the the festival by singing traditional songs and dance.