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The Festival of Baisakhi, is celebrated in Punjab. Baisakhi is celebrated with all zest and show. The performance of bhangra and gidda dance fills the atmosphere with the festive spirit. Women dress themselves in traditional gidda dress, while men deck in customary Bhangra attire. The lush green meadows, with pulses and vegetables ready to be harvested, set the ambiance for celebrating the the joyous festival of Baisakhi. Baisakhi also commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa (pure) order for the Sikhs. Thus, on the occasion of Baisakhi, all the gurudwaras across India hold prayer meetings. A long procession then follows which witnesses singing of sacred hymns, rhythmic chanting of mantras like Bole so nihal!' 'Deg teg fateh!' and 'Sat nam' and 'Wahe guru. Traditional Punjabi folk dances - the Gidda and Bhangra are also performed during the procession. Like other Indian festivals, Baisakhi also is the time for merrymaking and exchanging gifts. Sending gifts on this auspicious occasion will convey the hearty wishes, love and regards. The articles in the section discusses about the customs and legends of Baisakhi festival and the varying gifting ideas for the occasion.

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  • When is Baisakhi

    When is Baisakhi

    Festivals in India are celebrated with great fun and gaiety. Among these, Baisakhi is one major festivals among Sikhs and Punjabis which usually falls on the month of April as per the Gregorian calendar. For the farming community of Punjab, Baisakhi marks the time for the harvest of rabi crops and they celebrate this day by performing joyful bhangra and gidda dance. But, for the Sikh community, Baisakhi festival holds a religious significance. It is said that on this day Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru laid the foundation of Panth Khalsa - the Order of the Pure Ones. But, all in all, both the festivals are celebrated with great fun and enthusiasm by all. The articles assigned in this chapter discuss about when is Baisakhi and the gifts which you can send to your dear ones in India on this festival.

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  • About Baisakhi

    About Baisakhi

    A popular festival among the Sikhs and Punjabis, Baisakhi is one which is celebrated with great fun and gaiety. The Punjabis celebrate this festival to mark the harvest of rabi crops whereas for the Sikhs, it holds a religious significance. For the people of Punjab and Haryana, Baisakhi marks a New Year';s time as well. Thus, on this day, farmers thank god for the bountiful crop and pray for good times ahead. They buy new clothes and have a great time by singing, dancing and enjoying the best of festive food. But for the Sikhs, the major activities of the day are organized in Gurdwaras. Usually celebrated on the month of April, eating delicious food and exchanging gifts are significant part of this festival. The articles assigned in this chapter discuss about Baisakhi and the numerous gifts which you can send to your loved ones in India.

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  • Baisakhi Gift Ideas

    Baisakhi Gift Ideas

    Festivals and gifts are synonymous to each other. Gifts are not only a great way to convey one';s feelings to your loved ones but is also a wonderful way to brighten their day. Thus, for the festival of Baisakhi, we bring you a wide selection of gift items which will further enhance their celebration. From sweets, dry fruits, fruits to apparels, jewelleries and so on, you can send as gifts through us. But, if you are a little confused on what to choose then the articles assigned in this chapter discuss about some Baisakhi gift ideas with the help of which searching a gift will be a lot easier.

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  • Baisakhi Gifting

    Baisakhi Gifting

    This article discusses about the importance of gift items on Baisakhi.

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    Various Gifts on the Festival of Baisakhi

    Festival or occasion brings the whole family together to celebrate. Eating delicious food, wearing new clothes and exchanging gifts are an important part of any festival.  Whether it be the festival of Diwali, Holi or Baisakhi, individuals shower their dear ones with gifts to convey their love. Amongst these, the festival of ‘Baisakhi’ is mostly celebrated by Sikhs and Punjabis. Although, both communities celebrate Baisakhi  with great vigour and enthusiasm, the customs may vary. In this regard, GiftstoIndia24x7.com offers you a wide assortment of items which you can send as gifts to India on this festive occasion. GiftstoIndia24x7.com is an e-gifting portal that has assisted several non-resident Indians to send gifts to India without facing any hassle. Thus, if you are planning to send gifts to your dear ones on the festive occasion of Baisakhi, check out our ‘Baisakhi Gifts’ category. We have classified the various items into different categories. They are ‘Gifts for Men’,‘Gifts For Women’, ‘Gifts for Kids’  and ‘Gifts for Newborn’. Hence, it will be easier for you to find gifts for your female relatives if you browse through the ‘Gifts for women’ category. In this section, you will surely find a gift which your mom, sister, wife or aunt will be delighted to receive. For any occasion, clothes and jewellery are very popular gifts for women, no matter the age. This is mainly because they love to wear new clothes and adorn themselves with beautiful jewelleries. Thus, on this festive season, surprise your loved ones by sending them a gorgeous saree along with a matching jewellery as Baisakhi gifts. In our wide saree and Jewellery collection, you will certainly find an item which will be perfect gift for them. Browse through our saree category and take your pick from zardosi, chiffon, silk or crape. If you are planning to send jewellery as a gift to India, then you can either opt for gold, pearl or diamond jewellery. These gifts will certainly be appreciated by the female members of your family. Along with these, a beautiful bouquet of flowers will give your gift a perfect touch. Besides these, we also offer you a wide collection of fancy bags, exotic perfumes, watches and so on. Our ‘Gifts for men’ category may help you to choose a gift for your father, brother, uncle or husband. From cuff-links, formal shirt to men’s accessories, etc, you will find it all here. For your dear father, an exotic watch will be a good choice. Since we offer these watches from top-notch branded companies like Titan, Timex, Sonata and so on, you can be certain about their quality and durability. If you have a teenage brother, then a watch from Fastrack will be a perfect gift for him on this joyous festival of Baisakhi.  Besides these, we also offer you a wide assortment of men’s jewellery, gift hampers, pen sets, perfumes and so on which will surely delight your dear ones. If you are searching for something different, then you can browse through the ‘Exclusive gifts’ section of this section. Here, you will find several items which will make a perfect gift for the festival. There is no doubt about the fact that in any occasion or festival, kids are the ones who have the maximum fun. Thus, we at GiftstoIndia24x7.com, offer you an exclusive ‘Gifts for Kids’ category from where you can choose a gift for your younger siblings or cousins. Here, you will come across several items which the little darlings will be delighted to receive. From dolls, soft toys to hot wheels, board games, etc, you will find it all herein. Thus, send Baisakhi gifts to India with our assistance and make the festival more joyous and vibrant for your dear ones.