Vaisakhi is a festival celebrated across northern India to commemorate the harvest season and the birth of the Khalsa. It is celebrated with great fervour by the Sikh community in India and by the Sikh diaspora around the world.
This day is also observed as the Thanksgiving Day by the farmers whereby they pay their tribute to God, thanking him for the abundant harvest and also praying for the future prosperity. The festival holds great significance for the Sikhs due of the fact that on the day of Vaisakhi in the year 1699, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh laid down the foundation of the Panth Khalsa, the Order of the Pure Ones.
For more information about Vaisakhi, come and visit our new display at the Asian Centre foyer! The display will be on until the end of May.