Vaisakhi/Baisakhi is a festival that is celebrated on the 13th or 14th of April and is culturally significant as a festival of harvest. Vaisakhi observes major events in the history of Sikhism and the Indian subcontinent that happened in the Punjab region. For some Hindus, this day marks the traditional solar new year and marks the Nepalese, Punjabi, and Bengali new year. Vaisakhi is a festival that is celebrated by the Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims of Punjab. For Sikhs, it also celebrates the creation of the Khalsa order which promotes justice and equality and the creation of a more equal and just society. Members commit to wearing the five articles of faith and practice daily meditation. They also have access to their Sikh spiritual guide.
What happens on Vaisakhi?
Pray and religious services are held, some parades through the streets, and people is wearing colourful traditional clothes. As well there is dancing, chanting of hymns, and food, everyone would come together and share a meal.