We celebrate Lohri every year in rather a lavish manner. But how many of us know the true story behind it? Did you ever ponder why we celebrate Lohri every year? The story behind the contest is very captivating. The tale has it that Lohri is celebrated to the heroism of Dulla Bhatti. Dulla Bhatti was a very kind and generous man, who worked for the well-being of the society and people of the tribe. He used to rob the rich and help the poor.