Celebrating Vaisakhi: The Story Behind the Sikh Festival

By April 13

NBC News, 4/13/16

This week, millions of Sikhs wearing vibrantly colored turbans parading to the sound of beating drums will commemorate a tradition centuries old. The Sikh celebration called Vaisakhi happens annually in mid-April. The origins of Vaisakhi stem from a spring harvest festival native to the Punjab region of South Asia, but more importantly marked as a religious significance for Sikhs. Sikhism is a monotheistic faith founded on the principles of equality, freedom of religion, and community service.

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