Vaisakhi is a spring harvest festival that’s celebrated on the 13th or 14th of April, Celebrated among the Hindus and Sikhs. It is celebrated every year as the Sikh New Year or Punjabi New Year. As per the Hindu solar calendar, the Sikh New Year will be celebrated on April 14 (Thursday) this year. Traditionally, the day is celebrated with great pomp and cultural folk songs are sung. Sikh community dress up in their new clothes and visit their relatives and friends.
Significance of Baisakhi for Farmers
For the agriculturally rich state of Punjab and Haryana, Baisakhi marks the time for harvest of Rabi (winter) crops and is therefore extremely significant for the farmers. Baisakhi Festival is also celebrated as a Thanksgiving Day festival in these states. After waking up early and dressing themselves in new clothes, farmers visit temples and Gurdwaras to express gratitude to God for the good harvest and seek blessing for ensuing agriculture season. Farmers also celebrate Baisakhi by performing energetic bhangra and gidda dance and participating in Baisakhi Fairs.
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