The Punjabi New Year Baisakhi 2016 is here! The auspicious occasion of Harvest festival is celebrated with fervour every year on April 13 or April 14. As per the Punjabi calendar, Baisakhi marks the birth of the Khalsa Panth in the year 1699, which was founded by 10th Sikh Guru — Guru Gobind Singh.
On this day farmers pay their tributes and thank their gods for the abundant harvest and for future prosperity. The festival is also characterised by the folk dance bhangra, which traditionally is a harvest dance.
This year, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is also celebrating the festival with the Sikh community of the country. Watch his wishes here:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, took to social platform Twitter to extend his wishes to the nation. Here are the wishes from Twitterati:
On the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi, my greetings to people across India & the world. May this day bring joy & prosperity in society.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 13, 2016
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) April 13, 2016
Wishing everyone a very #HappyBaisakhi! May it bring you all the love and joy in the world.
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) April 13, 2016
#HappyBaisakhi to all. On this harvest festival lets think of our farmers with gratitude for their hard work & service to nation.
— Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) April 13, 2016
— Nita Mukesh Ambani (@NitaMAmbani) April 13, 2016
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) April 13, 2016
Happy baisakhi Wishing you all a very happy festival of golden harvest…may waheguru shower his blessings on all of you and the families.
— Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh) April 13, 2016
#HappyBaisakhi and a special thank you to our farmers for ensuring we all get enough food to eat.
Here is to prosperity & happiness.
— Rashi Kakkar (@rashi_kakkar) April 13, 2016
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 13, 2016
— Shruti Mehta (@opportunistic05) April 13, 2016
May you get showered with blessings of God while you walk on path of truth.😃😃😇😇 #HappyBaisakhi
— Sucheta Nagra (@Suchetanagra) April 13, 2016