Baisakhi is a major festival for both Hindus & Sikhs. It commemorates the harvest of the first summer crop, which is mainly wheat. Every year in the month of April, it is celebrated. Baisakhi commemorates the formation of the Khalsa Panth by Guru Gobind Singh in the Year 1699.
This festival is a symbol of Prosperity that brings people together and ties them in peace. The festival is celebrated by performing traditional Indian folk dances such as Giddha and Bhangra. The wrestling matches and the bonfire are often the highlights of this festival. On this auspicious day, the Sikh community holds a street procession led by the Five Khalsa in which people carry ‘Guru Granth Sahib Ji’ on a palanquin.
The “Martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy” are also honoured at the Vaisakhi holiday. The Holy Shrine – Golden Temple (Amritsar) is brilliantly decked on this day with the assembly of a huge number of worshippers and a lot of commotion.