At a Glance :
Region : Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul district
Celebration Month : April
Baisakhi festival is one of the prime and popular festivals of Himachal Pradesh. In Himachal Pradesh this festival is celebrated by people on the13 th April every year. Baisakhi festival has huge importance in this state. The roots of this festival belong to rustic agrarian tradition. During the winter season, it offers a last farewell. Baisakhi festival is celebrated in various regions of Himachal Pradesh such as Rewalsar, Shimla, Mandi and Prashar Lakes. People of these regions first take a holy dip in the water, many village fairs have dancing, wrestling and archery which are practiced on Baisakhi festival's day.
Apart from Himachal Pradesh, Baisakhi festival is also celebrated by Sikh and Hindu religion's people. During the season of Harvest, people of north India especially celebrate this festival. Within the Sikh religion, People consider this festival very holy because Sikh religion's 10th guide Guru Gobind Singh was born on this day.