Panipat's cuisine is simple, wholesome and full of the goodness of the land. The famous food is
loaves made from flour (either bajra, wheat or gram) with salt and enough green chillies to put anyone
else on fire. Other is khichri (porridge) of bajra and moong or rice. One can try a glass of lassi or chaaj
(buttermilk) followed by angakda, small thick rotis made of barley (jau) floor cooked directly on fire.
Haryanvi Language spoken in Panipat but the punjabi people also live here that's why punjabi is
also very popular. Hindi and English are used as the official languages.
In the state of haryana, the Lohri is celebrated in just before 'Makar Sakranti' on the day of 13th
January. This festival is very popular in Punjabi's community. On the occasion of child birth and
marriages peoples are very excited to celebrate this festival. After the gathering the people throw
sweets, puffed rice and popcorn into the flames.
In the month of March-April the people celebrated Gangore festival. It is celebrated to the
honor of Gauri the goddess of abundance. Idols of Ishwar and Gangore are taken out in procession and
songs in their praise are sung till they are immersed into water. Girls dress up in their finest clothes and
pray for a spouse of their choice, while married ladies do the same for the happiness of their husbands.
In all over haryana it is celebrated in honor of Gugga Pir. It is connected with snake-worship
and observed in August-September. Gugga Pir is also known as Zahir Pir (the saint). He was reputed to
have the power of curing people of snake-bite.