Today, Baisakhi is being celebrated across the globe. It is basically a Sikh festival but people belonging to other religions also enjoy celebrating it. Here are a few facts regarding this festival,
Baisakhi is the Punjabi New Year. This is a harvest festival when people thank God for a good harvest season. Every year it is celebrated on April 13th or 14th.
This occasion also marks Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s establishment of the Khalsa Panth. Sikhs started celebrating Baisakhi, after the tenth Sikh leader Guru Gobind Singh Ji declared the Granth Sahib as the everlasting Guru.
This festival is also about commemorating brotherhood in Sikhism. On this day the Grant Sahib scriptures are placed on a throne and then read out loud. This is usually followed by Kada Prasad being distributed to all the people who have gathered. People also go to the Golden temple, on this day to seek blessings.
There is also a parade on this day called Nagar Kirtan in which the Holy Book is taken for parade.