Spring has arrived, and with it comes the colorful burst of nature. Baisakhi Mela is a significant festival celebrated in Punjab to mark the start of the new solar year and the harvest season. This year, the festival falls on April 14.
During Baisakhi Mela, people come together in festive attire to enjoy music, dance, and good food in the great outdoors, particularly in the fields. The festival is an excellent opportunity to witness a range of cultural activities, including folk dances, music, and traditional Punjabi cuisine.
#WATCH | Punjab: Security tightened in Talwandi Sabo of Bathinda district in view of three-day-long Baisakhi mela that started yesterday at the Damdama Sahib. pic.twitter.com/SQCtJJs4iC
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Nagar Kirtan is one of the most prominent features of the festival. The procession is led by the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs, followed by people singing and dancing to the beat of the dhol. It is a colorful and unforgettable sight.
If you’re in Punjab during the festival, don’t be shy to join the fun and dance along to the Bhangra, Giddha, and Kikli. Many festival venues also feature traditional Punjabi handicrafts, clothes, and food.
This year, Kapurthala district plans to organize the Baisakhi Mela on April 23 at Kanjli Wetland, featuring exciting activities for visitors. Check out the district administration website for registration, as the event aims to develop the wetland as a tourist destination.
Baisakhi Mela is a vibrant celebration of Punjab’s rich culture and traditions and is an experience that everyone should enjoy at least once.
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