Vaisakhi is traditionally observed as the birth of Khalsa Panth, which commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors. It was established in order to teach the followers that no ritual or superstition is above Almighty and one should not fall for any superstition.
The festival is additionally a spring harvest festival for them. The Sikh community celebrates Vaisakhi by decorating the Gurudwaras, holding kirtans, socializing in community fairs, and sharing festive foods.
The Vaisakhi festival Khalsa tradition started in 1699. According to the Sikh community, the Khalsa calendar starts from the day of the creation of the Khalsa -1 Vaisakh 1756 Bikrami.
The community organizes nagar kirtans, throughout the streets. People march, make music, and sing hymns from the Sikh texts.
The festival is also celebrated as a harvest festival for people of Punjab. It marks as the ripening of the rabi harvest. The harvest festival is honored by the folk dance, Bhangra.
Meanwhile, fairs are held in many parts of Punjab to mark the new year and the harvesting season. People come with their family and friends to participate in fairs from far off places.
Most fascinating features of Vaisakhi fairs are bhangra and gidda performances, the folk dance of Punjab. Other activities that enthrall people are races, wrestling bouts, singing and acrobatics.
Performance of folk instruments, such as vanjli and algoza is also quite popular.