Cake Shop Walsall will be celebrating Vaisakhi (Sikh’s New Year) on Sunday 15th April.
Vaisakhi also known as Baisakhi, takes place each year on either 12th or 13th April. There are two different elements to Vaisakhi; firstly, it refers to the harvest festival in the Punjab region of India, and secondly it marks the day that Sikhism was born as a collective faith in 1699. This day is also observed by the farming community of Punjab as day of giving thanks and paying tribute to God for their abundant harvest and praying for future prosperity.
Vaisakhi is all about community, progression and celebration. The festival around the world is marked with processions known as a nagar kirtan. These processions are led through streets, and religious hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh holy book) are recited. In India the main celebration takes place at Talwandi Sabo in Punjab. This is where Guru Gobind Singh stayed for nine months, and where he completed the recompilation of the Sikh holy book. Big celebrations are take place in Anandpur Sahib, the birthplace of the Khalsa in 1699, and also at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Many businesses donate food and drinks to all following the Guru Granth Sahib on this special day.
Why not visit Caldmore on Sunday 15th April and celebrate with the local businesses and sample some delicious treats.
Visit the Cake Shop at 18 Caldmore Green, Walsall, WS1 3RL, call 01922 276835 for further details or click here to find out more about Cake Shop Walsall
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