Vaisakh, also called Baisaki, is a harvest festival, celebrated mostly in north India, particularly in the Punjab region.
Vaisakhi is traditionally celebrated as New Year's Day and is the beginning of the farming season.
In 1999 Sikhs celebrated the 300th anniversary of Vaisakhi, when the 10th Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh established a very special order of the Sikhs called the Khalsa in 1699.
Dancing by both men and women
Men and women wear brightly coloured clothes and traditional jewellery
Festivities often happen on the banks of rivers
Continuous readings of the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh scripture
Triangular flags placed over places of Sikh worship, called Gurdwaras
April and May, specifically 13 and 14 April