Vaisakhi around the world in 2022

Vaisakhi around the world in 2022

  How long until Vaisakhi?
  Dates of Vaisakhi around the world
2023 IndiaApr 14
Jammu and Kashmir Fri, Apr 14Regional Holiday
Punjab Fri, Apr 14Regional Holiday
2022 IndiaApr 14
Jammu and Kashmir Thu, Apr 14Regional Holiday
Madhya Pradesh Thu, Apr 14Regional Holiday
Punjab Thu, Apr 14Regional Holiday
2021 IndiaApr 13
Jammu and Kashmir Tue, Apr 13Regional Holiday
Punjab Tue, Apr 13Regional Holiday
2020 IndiaApr 13, Apr 14
Madhya Pradesh Tue, Apr 14Regional Holiday
Jammu and Kashmir Mon, Apr 13Regional Holiday
Punjab Mon, Apr 13Regional Holiday
2019 IndiaApr 14
Jammu and Kashmir Sun, Apr 14Regional Holiday
Punjab Sun, Apr 14Regional Holiday

The beginning of the harvest season and birth of the Khalsa ☬

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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