Vaisakhi (IAST: visākhī), also known as Baisakhi, or Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism and has its distinct significance for each culture . It is celebrated on either 13 or 14 April every year depending on which calendar is used (Bikramior Nanakshahi calendar).. For Sikhs, Vaisakhi marks the foundation of the Khalsa community of Sikhs, on 14 April 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh, when he created the sword baptism, the pahul or Amrit Sanchar .
The Khalsa was founded as an order to protect the freedom of conscience and religion for all, with qualities of a “Sant-Sipāhī” – a saint-soldier. Vaisakhi also marks celebration of the spring harvest, and has been an ancient festival of the Punjab ,  On Vaisakhi day, gurdwaras are decorated and hold satsangs (congregations); community fairs and nagar kirtan processions are held; and people gather to socialize and share festive foods. For people of Punjab, the festival is their traditional solar new year, a harvest festival and they may visit temples, meet friends and party over festive foods.