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 ______ is the harvest festival celebrated on the 13th or 14th of April in Punjab every year and it marks the birth of the Khalsa Panth of the Sikh community. 
1. Hola Mohalla 
2. Lohri 
3. Karva Chauth 
4. Baisakhi 

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Baisakhi 

The correct answer is Baisakhi.

Baisakhi is the harvest festival celebrated on the 13th or 14th of April in Punjab every year and it marks the birth of the Khalsa Panth of the Sikh community.

Baisakhi

  • Baisakhi or Vaisakhi is a winter harvest festival, is celebrated with great enthusiasm to mark the beginning of the new spring and is celebrated in most of India as the new year by Hindus.
  • It signifies the end of the harvest season in India, marking a time of prosperity for the farmers.
  • Baisakhi is especially significant to Punjab and Haryana, because of the large Sikh population who celebrate this festival with a lot of energy and vigour.
  • The festival of Baisakhi falls on the first day of Vaisakh month (April-May) according to the Sikh Calendar.
  • Baisakhi also marks the Punjabi New Year.
  • According to the English calendar, the date of Baisakhi corresponds to April 13 every year and April 14 once in every 36 years.
  • This variation is due to the festival being observed as per the Indian solar calendar. This year Baisakhi falls on 13th April 2021.

Hola Mohalla

  • Hola Mohalla is a famous and colourful 3-day Sikh festival celebrated during spring.
  • Hola Mohalla is traditional a festival celebrated in the days after Holi.
  • It takes place on the second day of the lunar month of Chett which is the first month of the Nanakshahi calendar used by Sikhs.
  • This procession takes place in Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur, the Rupnagar district of Punjab, which is one of the 5 Sikh takhts holding special historical significance.
  • It is home to the birth of Khalsa Panth and has real artifacts from those days.

Lohri

  • Lohri is one of the most famous festivals of Punjab.
  • Lohri is celebrated on January 13 every year
  • Lohri- Celebration of Lohri marks the end of the winter season.
  • Lohri celebrated with the beating of Dhol, Nagadas, and the singing of traditional Lohri songs.
  • Children visit the neighborhood asking for treats.
  • The festival is full of life, and you can't afford to miss the North Indian's Lohri.
  • Special celebrations take place in the houses of newborns and newlyweds.

Karva Chauth

  • Karva Chauth is one famous festival of Punjab.
  • It is celebrated on the fourth day of the waning moon fortnight (Krishna Paksha) in the month of Kartik which falls on the last week of October.
  • When married and engaged women keep fast from sunrise to moonrise for the health and longevity of their husband.
  • This is a festival that is celebrated to commemorate the marital bond between husband and wife.

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