Category Archives: Festivals

Vaisakhi

Click here to go straight to Auntyji’s Approach to Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi Overview Vaisakhi is a harvest festival celebrated by Sikhs and Hindus. It has special significance for Sikhs as it also commemorates the birth of the Khalsa. Khalsa, meaning pure, is the name given by Guru Gobind Singh to Sikhs who have been baptized. ForContinue Reading

Rakhri

Click here to go straight to Auntyji’s Approach to Rakhri. Rakhri Overview Rakhri is observed to celebrate the bond between brothers and sisters. The ceremony involves a sister or female cousin tying a rakhri or thread around the brother’s wrist. The thread symbolizes the sister’s love and prayers for her brother, and the brother’s vow toContinue Reading

Lohri

Lohri

Click here to go straight to Auntyji’s Approach to Lohri. Lohri Overview Lohri is celebrated on January 13 to commence the winter harvest, traditionally associated with the harvest of the Rabi crops (crops planted in Autumn and harvested in winter, such as wheat and barley). The people of Punjab and Haryana also celebrate Lohri to signifyContinue Reading

Diwali

Diwali

Click here to go straight to Auntyji’s Approach to Diwali. Diwali Overview Diwali is the largest Indian festival. It is celebrated over five days. The pinnacle of the celebration occurs on the night of the new moon which falls anywhere between mid-October to mid-November. Diwali festivities can include fireworks, prayer ceremonies, festive light displays, diyas (earthenContinue Reading

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