Today is Vaisakhi

Today is one of the most important days in the Sikh calendar, Vaisakhi – also spelt Baisakhi.

Vaisakhi is the Sikh New Year festival.

Vaisakhi has been established as a harvest festival in the Punjab for many centuries now. It had been celebrated long before it gained an added dimension for Sikhs.

In 1699 the tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh, chose Vaisakhi as the occasion to transform the Sikhs into a family of soldier saints, known as the Khalsa Panth.

A Procession to Celebrate Vaisakhi

A Procession to Celebrate Vaisakhi - Sikh New Year

To celebrate, Sikhs often hold processions through the streets. It is a festival where people celebrate together.

If you are a Sikh, Happy New Year 🙂