Vaisakhi Festival

Vaisakhi, also called Baisakhi, celebrates the conclusion of the winter harvest in Northern India. Vaisakhi is celebrated on the first day of the month of Vaisakh in the Hindu calendar, which is also the 13th of April in the Gregorian calendar.

This harvest festival is celebrated to rejoice in the abundance granted by nature in the form of plentiful crops.

Vaisakhi celebrations are marked by festive foods that are shared with friends and family, lots of singing and bhangra and gidha dances, and a variety of games for children and adults to play.  In rural Punjab, Vaisakhi fairs are held so that people from small villages can assemble to trade goods and to enjoy entertainment like jugglers, magicians, carnival rides, etc.

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