Baishakhi is a festival of Indian culture which brings joy and happiness in life of people. This festival has special significance in north India and is a very popular in the Punjab state. People in Punjab celebrate this festival with great joy and enthusiasm. Baisakhi festival symbolizes the time of harvest of rabi crops and people enjoy this day by doing Bhangra and Gidda dance.

Baisakhi Festival Celebrations:

According to sikh calendar, this festival is celebrated on the first day of Vaisakh month or on 13th-14th April according to English calendar. There are so many other festivals also that are celebrated on the same day of Baisakhi.

These festivals are ‘Rongali Bihu’ in Assam, ‘Pudhandu’ in Tamil Nadu, ‘Pooram Vishu’ in Kerala and ‘Naba Barsha in Bengal’. This festival is also celebrated in memory of Guru Govind Singh, the tenth guru of Sikhs. On this day, people wake up early in the morning and get ready by wearing new clothes.

They go to Gurudwara and participate in special prayers held on this day. People also take out a parade on this day in popular localities of the city. People arrange a get-together and perform traditional dance forms like Gidda and Bhangra.

Baisakhi festival is very significant for farmers as it is a very important time for harvesting of rabi crops for them. It also has great significance in Sikh religion as it is also recognized as a establishment day of Khalsa Panth. (more…)

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