What is Vaisakhi, and why is it celebrated?

What is Vaisakhi, and why is it celebrated?

Vaisakhi, also known as Baisakhi, is a legendary harvest festivity celebrated in the spring season by Sikhs and Hindus in the Punjab territory for a prolonged period in other parts of North India too. Vaisakhi marks the beginning of the Hindu Solar New Year, usually celebrated on the 13th or 14th of April every year, 14th being this year.

While ceremonies take place predominantly in northern India, the festival is also commemorated worldwide in countries like Canada, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nepal, and the UK.

What happens at the Vaisakhi festival?

Hindus celebrate the origin of Goddess Ganga on this day, and in her honor, devotees assemble for a holy dip along the banks of the river Ganga. While that’s the way Hindus rejoice Vaisakhi, Punjabi’s do it a bit differently. In Punjab, Vaisakhi marks the harvest of the rabi crops, and farmers pay their tribute by praising God for a plentiful harvest as a token of prosperity.

Vaisakhi Celebrations in India

People in India celebrate Vaisakhi in their traditions. Still, the most common ones are dancing, singing, dressing in holiday finery, and observing wrestling bouts alongside relishing the numerous parades during this time.

Dancing and food are the main two ways of rejoicing this event. Men dance to Bhangra, and women dance to Gidda while enjoying holiday foods and special treats such as kada prasad (sweets).

This festival holds significance to Sikhs. Many Sikhs take this occasion to get baptized & parades called Nagar Kirtan by making their way along the streets singing hymns from a worship book known as Guru Granth Sahib.

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