Vaisakhi 2020: According to the Government guidelines, Prince Charles is in self-isolation due to the current pandemic, as he tested positive. Prince Charles recorded a special message for the Sikh community in isolation and shared it on his official Twitter account.
A short introduction about Vaisakhi Festival:
Vaisakhi is a famous religious festival of two religions, one is Sikhism, and the second is Hinduism. Many people also pronounce it as “Baisakhi.”. Both the religions celebrate it on 13 or 14 April.
Observances: Processions, Prayers, raising of the Nishan Sahib flag
Celebrations: Fairs, Parades and Nagar Kirtan, Amrit Sanchar (baptism) for new Khalsa
Significance: Harvest festival, Solar New Year, Punjabi new year, the birth of the Khalsa
Featured in religions: Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism
Sikhs celebrate this day for the development of Khalsa Panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.
While for some Hindus, the occasion is known as Vaisakha Sankranti. And praises the Solar new year, in light of the Hindu Vikram Samvat calendar.
Prince Charles sent the best wishes to the Sikh community:
www.standard.co.uk confirms: I know that “Vaisakhi” is an event when, in more joyful occasions, families and companions meet up to praise the introduction of Khalsa. And also to reestablish their obligations of community.
Because of the present public health emergency, such social events are not possible to conduct. I can envision an incredible misery that will be for such a large number of you.
I realize that a large number of you are experiencing by and by the brutal impacts of this malicious infection, or disastrously have lost those you love.
In the United Kingdom, Sikhs are assuming an essential job on the bleeding edge of this emergency. Whether in medical clinics or other key roles. Or also through the outstanding work that is being finished by “gurdwaras” to help nearby communities.
Only, I can say, is that my heart goes to you under such difficult situations. Prince Charles and his wife Camila told that we are grateful for the entire Sikh community.
Can we eat chicken on Baisakhi?
Yes, many Punjabi and North Indian dishes are cooked to celebrate this festival. Many people called it a traditional feast festival.