Vaisakhi (Sikh New Year)
Vaisakhi is a festival celebrated in Punjab- an area of northern India. It celebrates the Sikh baptism ceremony and is immensely important to Sikhs all over the world as they head to scared places of worship called the Gudwaras. Celebrants enjoy parades and special processions through the streets called nagar kirtans. “Nagar” means town and “kirtan” means singing of hymns from the Sikh holy book. Many Sikhs use Vaisakhi as a day to be baptized into the brotherhood of Khalsa, the name given to baptized Sikhs.