A Brief Overview Of Baisakhi Celebrations

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1. Morning Visit To The Gurdwara Before the prayers begin, the gurdwaras are prepared for the beginning of the morning festivities. They are cleaned and decorated. 

2. Attend Langar  Lunch, known as langar, is served to the devotees. Here, people irrespective of their social status sit together on the floor and are served the same sumptuous vegetarian fare.

3. Participate In Nagar Kirtan  The religious procession of Guru Granth Sahib, called Nagar Kirtan, is organised. Holy hymns are sung by the devotees, who are inevitably led by the ‘Panj Pyare’. 

4. Participate In Folk Dance Performances  The two main folk dance forms of Punjab that gain significance on this festive day are Bhangra and Gidda. 

5. Dress In Traditional Outfits  Men dress themselves in colourful kurta, pyjama or lungi, and turban. On the other hand, women adorn themselves in salwar-kameez or lehenga-choli.

6. Indulge In Traditional Fare  Sarson Da Saag, Makki Di Roti, Paneer Tikkas, Vegetable Pakoras, Chicken Biryani, and a wide range of delectable desserts as an integral part of the traditional fare during the festival.activities.