Baisakhi - the festival of Harvest
Baisakhi is one of the major festivals of Sikhs that is celebrated with lot of pomp and grandeur in Punjab and all throughout the world amongst Sikhs. For the broader community of Punjab, Baisakhi Festival marks the time for harvest of rabi crops and they celebrate the day by performing joyful bhangra and gidda dance. For the Sikh community, Baisakhi Festival has tremendous religious significance as it was on a Baisakhi Day in 1699, that Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru laid the foundation of Panth Khalsa-the Order of the Pure Ones. Meeting with friends and relatives is an integral part of the festival. People invite each other to dine together. They also offer sweets and other delicacies to the visitors. Fathers and brothers share their good fortune with married daughters and sisters by sending their families baskets full of fruits like berry and and boxes of mithai (sweets). They also offer mithai and other delicacies to the visitors. On this auspicious occasion, people staying abroad also send gifts to India to their relatives and friends. GiftstoIndia24x7.com is one of the preferred online gifting portal to send online gifts to India.
Baisakhi falls on the first day of Vaisakh month (April-May) according to Sikh Calendar. For this reason, Baisakhi is also popularly known as Vaisakhi. According to English calendar, Baisakhi falls on April 13 every year and April 14 once in every 36 years. This difference in Baisakhi dates is due to the fact that day of Baisakhi is calculated according to solar calendar and not the lunar calendar. The auspicious date of Baisakhi is celebrated all over India under different names and set of rituals and celebrations. Baisakhi date coincides with 'Rongali Bihu' in Assam, 'Naba Barsha' in Bengal, Puthandu in Tamil Nadu and 'Pooram Vishu' in Kerala. People celebrate Baisakhi with colorful dance and songs. If you are wondering when is Baisakhi in 2012 then please note that it has fallen on 13th April. GiftstoIndia24x7.com has showcased a wide range of Baisakhi gifts such as Sweets, Chocolates, perfumes. These gifts will surely win your dear ones heart. The Baisakhi gifts have been segregated into different sections, such as gender-wise, product-wise, Gift hamper and Gift Voucher.
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