Baisakhi and Bohag Bihu harvest festival: 14 April
Baisakhi is a harvest festival celebrated in the Punjab and Haryana regions of India and Bohag Bihu is a harvest festival of Assam.
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- It marks the harvest season and is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm.
- Baisakhi also commemorates the formation of the Khalsa sect of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.
- The festival holds great religious significance for the Sikh community, who celebrate the day with great enthusiasm and devotion.
- Sikhs visit Gurdwaras, offer prayers and participate in processions.
- Bohag Bihu, also known as Rongali Bihu, is a harvest festival of Assam.
- Celebrated in mid-April, it marks the beginning of the Assamese New Year.
- The festival is celebrated with cultural programmes, traditional dances and feasts.
Other Harvest or New Year Festivals in India:
- Pohela Boishakh - West Bengal
- Pana Sankranti - in Odisha
- Puthandu - Tamil Nadu
- Vishu - Kerala
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