Baisakhi is one of the most popular festivals celebrated in the
vibrant state of Punjab to mark the harvest of Rabi crops. The festival
of Baisakhi also has tremendous religious significance for the
predominant Sikh population of the state as it is was on a Baisakhi Day
in 1699 that Guru Gobind Singh - the revered Tenth Guru of Sikhs laid
the foundation of Khalsa Panth.
Festival of Baisakhi is usually celebrated on April 13, but once in
every 36 years the festival is celebrated on April 14. Joyful people of
Punjab celebrate Baisakhi with exuberance and gaiety. Highpoint of
Baisakhi celebrations is the performance of the traditional Bhangra and
Gidda dance and the special langar served at Gurudwaras.