Baisakhi is one of the major festivals of Sikhs and is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and gaiety in the state of Punjab and all throughout the world where there is a significant Sikh population.
Baisakhi Festival falls on April 13th or April 14th and marks the beginning of the solar year. People of North India, particularly Punjab thank God for good harvest. Visit to Gurudwaras, Vaisakhi processions and traditional performances are the highlights of the day. Baisakhi has special significance for Sikhs as on this day in 1699, their tenth Guru Gobind Singh Ji organized the order of the Khalsa.
Baisakhi festival Celebrates all over the India as:
Baisakhi day is observed as the Naba Barsha (New Year) in West Bengal.
In Assam, this is the day for the Rongali Bihu.
On Baisakhi day, water is drawn from all the sacred rivers of India and poured in to the huge tank surrounding the Golden temple in Amritsar.
Baisakhi festival is celebrated twice a year in Himachal Pradesh in the honour of Goddess Jwalamukhi.
In the South, Baisakhi is celebrated to mark the Tamil and Telugu New Year.
The Bihar State celebrates festivals like - the Vaishakha (April) and Kartika (November) in honour of the Sun God and Surya God, at a place called Surajpur-Baragaon.
Baisakhi festivities are colourful and vibrant, and it is also the right time to visit the states of Punjab and Haryana to see the lively celebrations and some famous fairs.