Baisakhi Celebrated in Much of North India by Sikhs, Hindus

April 14, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1077106.cms

On April 14, 2005 The Times of India reported, "The harvest festival Baisakhi or Vaisakhi, celebrated on April 13 every year, is a time for joy, hope and renewal. Much of north India, specially Punjab, swings to the robust beats of drums and sways to the energy of dances. Celebrated when the rabi crop ripens, Baisakhi is not confined to villages and fields but now has an urban presence. Baisakhi might not mean a holiday for Delhiites but the festival is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm, and not just by Sikhs alone. Tradition folk still celebrate the day as the eve of new year (Nav Varsh). "