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Happy Baisakhi 2018: Nation Celebrates The Harvest Festival With Joy And Enthusiasm

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| April 14 , 2018 , 12:23 IST

Baisakhi, the festival to celebrate the season of harvest is observed by the farmers in north India with much joy and enthusiasm. As per the Nanakshahi calendar, the day of delight is commemorated on April 14 every year.

The festival of celebrated with great pomp and show in Punjab and Haryana. Dressed in vibrant clothes, the men and women visit Gurudwaras and organise Nagar kirtans to thank the almighty for gracing them with food for survival.

Special events are organised at the day where the festival food is served and Folk dances - bhangra and gidda are performed. At the festival fairs, the wrestling championships are also held to multiply the joy with sports activities.

The festival celebrates the spring harvest when Rabi crops during the winter season are collected. However, the day holds special relevance for the Sikh community as Baisakhi marks the Sikh new year, reminiscing the birth of Khalsa Panth.

For Sikhs, Khalsa is a way of living, which was born under the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. For Hindus also, the festival holds great relevance as the auspicious day is believed to be the time when Goddess Ganga descended on earth. 

People gather around the sacred river Ganges for the holy bath on the day, seeking blessings from the goddess. Baisakhi resembles a day to celebrate the faith in God and humanity. Throughout the nation, joyful people are pouring the social media with their good wishes.