From Punjab to Bangladesh: Here's how people celebrated Baisakhi around the world

Apr 18, 2018, 08:01 IST
  • From Punjab to Bangladesh: Here's how people celebrated Baisakhi around the world

    People across the world celebrated regional new years like Baisakhi and Poila Baishak with fervour. (In picture: Bengali women places earthen lamps to celebrate the Bengali New Year, also known as Poila Baishak in Siliguri, West Bengal). All pics/AFP

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  • From Punjab to Bangladesh: Here's how people celebrated Baisakhi around the world

    Restaurants across Kolkata came up with Poila Baishak special menu that included traditional delicacies, straight out of grandmothers' kitchens like 'Lal Shaag Bhaja' and 'Chittagong Kasha Mangsho'

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    Thousands of Indian Sikh pilgrims travelled to Pakistan for Baisakhi's celebrations, the Sikh New Year at the Sikh Shrine of Gurudwara Panja Sahib and Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Sikh founder Guru Nanak Dev. The picture shows Sikh pilgrims waiting at Wagah Railway Station in Pakistan's Wagah border to celebrate Baisakhi, or the Sikh New Year. 

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  • From Punjab to Bangladesh: Here's how people celebrated Baisakhi around the world

    Devotees take a dip in a Sarovar (sacred water tank) on the occasion of Baisakhi festival

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    Sikh devotees gather near the Sarovar at Golden Temple during the Baisakhi festival 

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  • From Punjab to Bangladesh: Here's how people celebrated Baisakhi around the world

    The festival is observed every year to celebrate a good agricultural year and pray for abundant crop produce for the next year. (In picture: Fireworks for the Baisakhi festival at the Golden Temple)

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    Sikhs light candles during the Baisakhi festival, which marks the new year for the Sikh community, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar

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    Even Bangladesh celebrated the New year with zeal and enthusiasm

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    Revellers attended a rally to celebrate the Bengali New Year or 'Pohela Boishakh' in Dhaka

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    A woman in Bangladesh was spotted wearing a traditional outfit during the celebration

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Various parts of India and the world celebrated Baisakhi with much fanfare on April 14 and April 15. Here are some moments from the celebration

 

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