Happy Baisakhi 2022: Festival That Marks Harvest Season — Know Date & Significance

Happy Baisakhi 2022: Festival That Marks Harvest Season — Know Date & Significance

Happy Baisakhi 2022: Baisakhi is one of the most popular harvest festivals in India. Festival Baisakhi signifies a new beginning and growth and is a loved and well-celebrated festival in parts of North India.

With the arrival of the harvest season, different parts of the country celebrate through various traditional and regional festivals. Baisakhi is one of them which marks the arrival of the spring season.

It is mainly looked at as a Sikh festival and celebrated especially in Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh with zeal and enthusiasm. Baisakhi also marks the commencement of the Sikh new year and also marks the new year of the solar Hindu calendar.

Happy Baisakhi 2022: Date

Baisakhi, also known as Vaisakh Sankranti, will be celebrated on April 14th this year. Due to the pandemic, for two years Baisakhi celebrations have remained a dim affair but with Covid restrictions being lifted one can witness a more outdoor celebration during Baisakhi. 

Happy Baisakhi 2022: Celebrations

On Baisakhi, Sikhs participate in Nagar Kirtans and spend their day witnessing Khalsa’s skill display. People also recite Gurbani and sing hymns to pay tribute to Guru Granth Sahib which is the holy book of the Sikhs.

Dance performances including Bhangra and Gidda are a common feature on this day. In various parts of Punjab and Haryana, fairs are organised on Baisakhi.

In northern India, farmers also celebrate it as a harvest festival. Farmers harvest the rabi crops and pray for a prosperous future for the crop. 

Happy Baisakhi 2022: Significance

In 1699, on the eve of Baisakhi, Guru Gobind Singh rallied Sikhs to fight against Mughals and inspired them through his words and actions. The festival is also celebrated by Sikhs to signify the coronation of Guru Gobind Singh, as well as the foundation of the Khalsa sect of Sikhism.

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As per the Khalsa Sambat, the festival has been held since the beginning of the Vaisakh 1756 Bikrami (March 30, 1699), also known as Khalsa. 

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