British Columbia Golf is pleased to recognize that Tuesday (13 April) was the first day of the Vaisakh month. We sincerely hope everyone was able to celebrate in a happy and safe manner.
Vaisakhi (Punjabi: ਵਿਸਾਖੀ, IAST: visākhī), also known as Baisakhi, Vaishakhi, or Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism.... Vaisakhi marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.
Traditionally, Vaisakhi (also known as Baisakhi) festival is celebrated in Punjab region and is especially important for the Sikh community as it marks the establishment of the Khalsa. More recently, this festival is also celebrated around the world by the Sikh diaspora. Vaisakhi is a harvest festival of Punjab, or according to Punjabi calendar it is the New Year for Punjabi people.
This day is also observed as the Thanksgiving day by the farmers whereby the farmers pay their tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for future prosperity.
Vaisakhi is one of the three festivals chosen by Guru Amar Das Ji to be celebrated by Sikhs.