Vaisakhi in India in 2020

Vaisakhi in India in 2020
  How long until Vaisakhi?
This holiday next takes place in 274 days.
  Dates of Vaisakhi in India
2021Apr 13
Jammu and KashmirTue, Apr 13Regional Holiday
PunjabTue, Apr 13Regional Holiday
2020Apr 21
Jammu and KashmirTue, Apr 21Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshTue, Apr 21Regional Holiday
PunjabTue, Apr 21Regional Holiday
2019Apr 14
Jammu and KashmirSun, Apr 14Regional Holiday
PunjabSun, Apr 14Regional Holiday
2018Apr 14
Jammu and KashmirSat, Apr 14Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Apr 14Regional Holiday
PunjabSat, Apr 14Regional Holiday
2017Apr 13
HaryanaThu, Apr 13Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirThu, Apr 13Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirThu, Apr 13Regional Holiday
PunjabThu, Apr 13Regional Holiday
  Summary
The beginning of the harvest season and birth of the Khalsa
  Which regions observe Vaisakhi in 2020?
Jammu and Kashmir  Jammu and KashmirApr 21Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh  Madhya PradeshApr 21Regional Holiday
Punjab  PunjabApr 21Regional Holiday

When is Vaisakhi?

This regional Indian holiday is celebrated on 13 or 14 April each year.

Also spelled Baisakhi, the holiday is one of the most important festivals for Sikhs and is marked by the millions of Sikhs in India and around the world.

Traditions of Vaisakhi

Vaisakhi is an ancient spring harvest festival that has been observed in the Punjab region for many centuries.

It became closely associated with Sikhism at the end of the 17th century, when Guru Gobind Singh, leader of the Sikhs, chose the date of the festival to create the highest order that can reached by Sikhs, known as the Khalsa Panth.

In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh summoned Sikhs from across India to the city of Anandpur Sahib, Punjab. There, in front of the massed crowds, he adorned five Sikhs with the distinguishing Khalsa identity of a Saint Soldier.

How is Vaisakhi Celebrated?

Many Sikhs mark the events that took place on Vaisakhi by making pilgrimages to holy sites. In some countries large public processions known as Nagar Kirtans take place. Cities across the world that have significant Sikh populations like London, Leicester and Vancouver will also hold public celebrations.

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