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Baisakhi

4/6/2010 10:32:00 PM

Harvest Festival   Baisakhi is celebrated as a harvest festival by the large farming community in the states of Punjab and Haryana. Since Baisakhi falls in the middle of the month of April (April 13), Baisakhi marks the harvest time of the rabi (winter) crops. Farmers are loaded with cash at this time and are in full mood and spirit to enjoy the fruits of hard work as they celebrate Baisakhi Festival. Thanksgiving Day Festival of Baisakhi is celebrated as a Thanksgiving Day by the farmers. People wake up early on the day and take bath in rivers or pond water and pay a visit to the temple or gurdwara (Sikh worship place). Farmers thank god

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History of Baisakhi

4/6/2010 10:43:00 PM

History of Baisakhi   Baisakhi or Vaisakhi Festival is celebrated as the Sikh New Year and the founding of the Khalsa Panth. History of Baisakhi traces its origin from the Baisakhi Day celebrations of 1699 organized by the Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh to form Khalsa - Brotherhood of Saint Soldiers to fight against tyranny and oppression. Story of Baisakhi The story of Baisakhi Festival began with the martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru who was publicly beheaded by the Aurungzeb, the Mughal ruler. Aurungzeb wanted to spread Islam in India and Guru Tegh Bahadur stood up for the rights of Hindus and Sikhs and the Mughals therefore saw him as a threat. After the death of Gur

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Legends of Baisakhi

4/6/2010 10:45:00 PM

Legends of Baisakhi There are various legends associated with the colourful and vibrant festival of Baisakhi. A study of these interesting legends of Baisakhi reveal that the day of Baisakhi is significant not just for Sikhs but also for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Besides, it is joyous to note that as a harvest festival, people of all communities in Punjab celebrate Baisakhi in a harmonious manner. Harvest Festival Baisakhi Festival marks the time for the harvest of Rabi crops and is therefore celebrated with utmost joy and enthusiasm in the state of Punjab where agriculture is the predominant occupation of the people. To celebrate the occasion, people dress themselves gaily and perform the joyful bhangra and giddha dance on the tune of the dhol. Farmers in Punja

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Baisakhi Celebrations

4/6/2010 10:47:00 PM

Baisakhi Celebrations Festival of Baisakhi is celebrated with lot of joy and enthusiasm in the northern state of Punjab and Haryana. Farmers are jubilant over the festival as for them Baisakhi marks the time for harvest of rabi crops. Prosperous with the bountiful produce they look forward to celebrating Baisakhi with all eagerness. For the predominant Sikh population of Punjab Baisakhi is one the biggest festival as it marks the foundation day of Khalsa Panth by the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. Sikh community located anywhere in the world celebrate Baisakhi by participating in the special prayer meets and Baisakhi processions. Baisakhi Celebrations by Farmers In the villages of Punjab and Haryana, the day of Baisakhi is full of colors and vibrancy. Cries of &l

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Baisakhi Dress

4/6/2010 10:50:00 PM

Baisakhi Dress As Baisakhi is one of the major festivals for Sikhs, people in Punjab wear bright new dress to mark the occasion. Kurta and lungi or pajama is a typical dress for men in Punjab while women go in for salwar-kamiz or lehanga-choli. Women further adorn themselves with heavy jewelry of various kinds. Here, we will discuss the traditional dress of bhangra and giddha to present to you the feel of the Baisakhi festival as celebrated in Punjab. Traditional Bhangra Dress (for Men) Dress for Bhangra is as colourful and vibrant as the Bhangra dance itself. Bhangra costumes effectively portrays the rich and vivid colors of rural Punjab and also the zest for life of Punjabi folk. Bhangra costume is simple and is normally worn by the men in rural Punjab, in ligh

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Father's Day

4/15/2010 11:09:00 PM

History of Father's Day History of Father's Day Festival as seen today is not even a hundred years old. Thanks to the hard work and struggle of Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Washington that just as we have set aside Mother's Day to honor mothers we have a day to acknowledge the important role played by the father. However, some scholars opine that Father's Day history is much older than we actually believe it to be. They say that the custom of honoring dad's on a special day is over 4,000 years old. There are a few more claims about the Father's Day origin about which we will learn in this page. Earliest History of Father's Day Scholars believe that the origin of Father's Day is not a latest phenomen

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Father's Day Celebrations

4/15/2010 11:14:00 PM

Father's Day Celebrations Father's Day is a festival to honour your father for everything he did for you. This festival is celebrated with immense enthusiasm and lot of charm across the globe. The date and style of celebrating this festival differs from country to country but one thing that remains noticeably same is the spirit of this occasion. Everybody take the opportunity to honour their father and tell them how much they are loved and appreciated. In todays world, people celebrate this occasion with their grand dad, father-in-law, uncle, stepfather or many other men who is caring and protective as a father. How is Father's Day Celebrated ? People start the preparation of Father's Days in advance. Some prepare beautiful hand made cards with inspirational quotations to

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Father's Day Songs

4/15/2010 11:49:00 PM

Father's Day Songs Fathers Day presents an opportunity for you to express your love and appreciation for your Papa. Sing Dad a heartfelt Father's Day Songs and express your sincerest gratitude for all the pains he took to bring you up. Children may also perform these Fathers Day Songs in Fathers Day Concert or family get-togethers and touch their father's heart. Some of these songs for Father's Day may also be quoted on Fathers Day Cards or e-mails. List of Fathers Day Songs Dear Old Dad The Mandolin Song Happy Father's Day to You My Special Friend Thank You, Dad This Is To My Father Daddy Daddy Happy Father's Day To You Father's Day Happy Happy Father's Day D-A-D

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Father's Day Flowers

4/15/2010 11:50:00 PM

Father's Day Flowers Just as the carnations are regarded as the symbolic and traditional flower of Mother's Day, the very beautiful and king of all flowers Rose was selected as the official flower for Father's Day. It is said that Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, the founder of Father's Day Festival, gave the idea of choosing Rose as the traditional flower of Father's Day. In several countries, people follow the custom of wearing rose on Father's Day to express gratitude for their dads. According to the tradition, if a person wears red rose, it indicates that his father is alive while white rose has come to symbolize that that he is deceased. About Rose Rose is regarded as most beautiful of all flowers. The plant rose

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