New Delhi: Baisakhi, also known as Vaisakhi, is mainly a Sikh festival that falls on the 13th or 14th of April each year. It is celebrated with great pomp and show in Punjab as well as other parts of the country.

Baisakhi is basically a Sikh festival that marks the New Year for the Sikh community. It is also celebrated by people from the Hindu community. It is a way of honouring the Khalsa Panth of the warriors under Guru Gobind Singh. The Khalsa Panth was formed in the year 1699. Here are some short and long essays on Baisakhi of varying lengths to help you with the topic in your exams, class tests, essay writing competition, etc.

Baisakhi is one such festival that is celebrated for different reasons by different people. For the farmers, it is the first day of the Baisakh season which is that time of the year when all their hard work pays off. This is because the crops grown and nurtured by them all year round ripe during this time. They thank God on this day and gather around to celebrate the harvest.

The day also marks the beginning of the New Year for the people belonging to the Sikh and Hindu communities and this gives them another reason to celebrate the day. Prayers are offered to start the New Year on the right note. Schools and many of the offices around the country are closed on Baisakhi that falls on the 13th or 14th of April each year. This is among the few Indian festivals that falls on a fixed date.

People in Punjab and various other parts of the country dress up in their folk attires to rejoice the celebration. In Punjab, people are seen indulging in Bhangra and Gidda (the folk dances of Punjab) to celebrate the day. Baisakhi fairs are held and processions are held in different parts of the country to celebrate the occasion.