Here’s Why You Need To Step Out This Baisakhi


Baisakhi is right around the corner and it’s high time we started gearing up for the merrymaking that this festival of harvest brings with it. There’s much much more to Baisakhi than just bhangra and gujias. And this weekend you’ll find out exactly what the big deal about this festival is.

What  : Baisakhi Bazaar 2018
When : Apr 13 – 14, 2018 | 11AM – 9PM
Where: Chandigarh Club, Sector 1
What  : Global Fashion Bazaar
When : Apr 13-15, 2018 | 11AM – 9PM
Where: Kisan Bhawan, Sector 35A

The term ‘Baisakhi’ comes from the word ‘Vaisakh’, which is the Indian name for the first month of the year, according to the solar calendar. Thus, Baisakhi traditionally marks the Solar New Year. It is also considered to be a marker for the Sikh New Year or the Khalsa Sirjana Divas, i.e. when the Khalsa panth of warriors came into being under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. Most importantly, however, Baisakhi is the celebration of the harvest season across the agricultural north of India.

A festival of vibrant colours and energetic fervour, Baisakhi is a truly Punjabi festival replete with punjabi dance forms, authentic punjabi food, loud punjabi music, indigenous games, and community fairs. It’s more than just another holiday on your work calendar. In fact, you’ll find decorated Gurudwaras as well as local kirtans taking place all over the tricity. Moreover, it’s a site for a true representation of the rich heritage and culture of Punjab.

Baisakhi is a time of meeting loved ones and friends and socialising over mouth-watering festive food. Much like Diwali, or Holi, for that matter. Modern day Baisakhi, on the other hand, is more than just dance and food. It’s also about fashion and style statements. And that’s where the above listed two fairs come into the picture. The whole point of festivals is to dress up and make merry. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at the Baisakhi Bazaar and the Global Fashion Bazaar this weekend.

A true blend of contemporary and traditional will be the flavour this weekend. Find your own unique look amongst the latest trends on display. So whether it’s the neon hued phulkari jackets or the eclectic ghagras with sombre cholis. Or maybe you’ll want to opt for the chirpy motifs on long skirts and short kurtis. Dhoti pants and bandhgalas in bold prints too. Funky accessories and dramatic footwear aren’t far behind. But, hey, you’ll only know if you go. No?


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