Baisakhi and Bohag Bihu harvest festival: 14 April

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Baisakhi and Bohag Bihu harvest festival

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:

  • 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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