Happy Baisakhi 2019: Significance and traditional celebration of the festival

Baisakhi, also known as the harvest festival, marks the Sikh New Year which celebrates the formation of Khalsa Panth of warriors by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth guru, in 1699.

India is a land of festivals and people of the country come together and celebrate each event with joy and the same spirit. Every year there are cultural and traditional festivals as we have many cultures and religions. From Diwali to Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Eid among others are among the festivals celebrated through the varied cultures of the country with vigour and enthusiasm. One such big festival is Baisakhi, a day for Sikhs as on this day their 10th guru, Guru Gobind Singh, established Khalsa Panth in the year 1699. 
 
 This auspicious day is celebrated with huge joy and happiness by Sikhs and people around dress up in colour traditional outfits, dance to traditional bhangra, with some traditional food like make di roti, Sarson ka saag, aloo poori, gajar ka halwa, chhole, lassi. Their energy to dhol beats is unbeatable. To people who don't know,  Baisakhi is celebrated in the many North Indian states (Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand), and it holds special significance for Punjabis and Sikhs. Also, this festival plays importance to the farmers who thank God for all the years of Harvest and pray for a good another year. 
 
Baisakhi is also known as Vaishakhi is celebrated every year on April 14. The festival falls along with Vishu (Malayalis New Year), Puthandu (Tamil New Year), Bihu (Assamese New Year) and Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year). 
Wishing you all a happy Baisakhi! 
 
Baisakhi, also known as the harvest festival, marks the Sikh New Year which celebrates the formation of Khalsa Panth of warriors by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth guru, in 1699.
 
 

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