Vaisakhi is a long-established harvest festival of Punjab. It is celebrated on 13th or 14th April every year. Vaisakhi marks the Sikh New Year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa Panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. It is also a spring harvest for the Sikhs.
Vaisakhi festival is celebrated all over northern India to mark the arrival of the new month and New Year as per the Hindu calendar. Baisakhi is the first month of the year, which marks the starting of the summer season also. This festival is celebrated mostly by the Sikh religion followers in the state of Punjab, which stipulates the birth of Khalsa, also. Farmers celebrate this as the harvesting day or thanksgiving day to pay tribute to Mother Nature, who takes care of the crops and grains and protects them all through out the year. The Hindus and other religious followers celebrate this day as per their own ways also. It is also a harvest festival.
Sikh religion peoples celebrate this day by visiting Gurudwara with flowers and other offerings. Processions are organised on the road also. Gurudwaras are decorated with lights, and they organises 48 hour Akhand Path and bhog for devotees also.
Punjab celebrates this day with liveliness. Other than that, several North Indian states’ people celebrate this day also. The people living in Assam, West Bengal, Bihar have different cultural ways to celebrate this day too.