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When Is Baisakhi Festival 2024 - Baisakhi 2024 Date Announced

Baisakhi Festival 2024 Date

Baisakhi Festival 2024

It also marks the first day of the month of Baisakh or Vaisakhi festival is usually celebrated on April 13 or 14 every year. Baisakhi will be celebrated on 14th April 2024 this year.

Baisakhi is important in Sikhism, as on this day in 1699 the 10th Guru of the Sikhs founded the Panth Khalsa, a Sikh institution. It marks the Hindu solar new year, the beginning of the harvest festival, and the birth of the Khalsa and Punjabi new years.

The festival is celebrated outside India with great enthusiasm in various states like Punjab, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana etc. Baisakhi is also celebrated by Hindus in Pakistan, Nepal and Sikhs in UK, USA and Malaysia.

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An interesting fact about Vaisakhi is that its history changes slowly over the years. In 1801 it fell on April 11 and in the year 2999 it fell on April 29. Complete details about Baisakhi 2023 are provided in this article.

Why is Baisakhi celebrated

Hindus celebrate Baisakhi as a harvest festival and bathing in sacred rivers such as the Ganga, Jhelum and Cauvery is a popular ritual. People visit temples, cook delicious food and meet their friends and relatives on this day.

Also, people donate especially hand fans, water pitchers and seasonal fruits to the poor and needy on Baisakhi. Many Hindu pilgrimage sites also hold fairs. On the occasion of Baisakhi, Sikhs perform Kirtan and visit Gurudwaras. Processions are taken out from Gurdwaras in which a large number of people participate.