Punjab celebrates harvest festival Baisakhi

April 13th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Amritsar, Apr 13 (ANI): The Sikh community on Monday celebrated the annual spring harvest festival of Baisakhi.

Farmers, dressed in colourful attires, danced to ‘Bhangra’ beats in middle of the fields.

Throughout the year, farmers work hard for good crop yields and during the harvest festival of Baisakhi, they dance and make merry.

After the celebrations, the farmers start cutting the crop.

“From today, crops are being cut. Baisakhi has its own importance in Punjab as the labourers have work at hand. With the wages which they get, they celebrate and make merry,” said Sukhjinder Singh, a farmer.

Several Indian festivals coincide during the harvest time and Baisakhi is one of them. It is celebrated in North India, particularly in Punjab, when the Rabi crop is ready for harvesting. (ANI)

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