Celebrating Vaisakhi: The Story Behind the Sikh Festival
By Leaders Forum 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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