Baisakhi Festival 2017
Baisakhi is also celebrated as the birth anniversary of Khalsa that holds a special place in the Sikh religion. It is known as Khalsa Sirjana Divas as the foundation of Khalsa Panth was laid by the Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. The spirit of both these festivals can be seen popularly among the Sikhs and farmers. Each year, special celebrations take place at the Anandpur Sahib Gurudwara, Talwandi Sabo and Golden Temple in Amritsar. This year Baisakhi will be celebrated on 14th April with the same enthusiasm and glee.
There is another reason that makes Baisakhi an important festival, i.e. the foundation of Arya Samaj by Swami Dayanand Saraswati on this day in 1875. Since the festival has so many associations with it, it also shows the cultural diversity of the nation. Baisakhi fairs, cultural programs and social gatherings are the common practices that take place on this auspicious day.