Harvest Festival Baisakhi 2016 Date, Significance & Celebrations in Punjab, India
A celebration adds joy and color to our lives. Baisakhi festival is
one such celebration that has both agricultural and religious
significance. Baisakhi is mainly to celebrate the harvest in Punjab.
It is fêted to announce the arrival of the harvest season.
When : 13th April 2016
Baisakhi holds significance for the farmers as it
marks the time for harvest of the rabi crop and on
this day farmers express their gratitude to God for
The Punjab is celebrate by dancing the Giddha and
Bhangra in gay abandon in the fields. On this
auspicious day, traditionally, the Sikhs pay a visit to
the Gurudwara and pay their respects.
Baisakhi is New Year's Day in Punjab. And, like New Year across
the world, it's celebrated with much gusto. The day, besides being
the start of a new year, is also a harvest festival
Harvest Festival Baisakhi 2016
The celebration of Baisakhi festival is done in very special
manners by the Sikhs. They visit Gurudwaras, read the holy
Granth and honor the preaching of the pronounced Gurus.
Celebrations in Punjab India
Vaisakhi festival is mainly to celebrate the harvest in
Punjab. It is fêted to announce the arrival of the
This day is also known as the first day of the Hindu
New Year and is celebrated around the country as
the same as different names - In Kerala, this festival
is known as Vishu while it is called as Bohaag Bihu
in Assam and Pongal in Tamil Nadu.
Baisakhi is one of the major festivals of Sikhs.
For them, it is not just the harvest festival but
is also the one that scripts the birth of Sikh
unity and Sikh brotherhood. It was in the
year 1869 that Guru Gobind Singh, the last
Sikh Guru marked the Sikhs as Khalsa (the
History of Baisakhi Festival
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