What is Vaisakhi all about? Going to 'the holy walk', eating loads of sholay patooray at different gurdwara sahibs, meet other people, go to the Vaisakhi dinner dance followed by the gig by Manak-E or whoever he is and then finish off by watching a load of fireworks?...
...the sikh new year??
We all know what happened in 1699, so what are we celebrating?
I asked an old school friend yesterday and his response was 'we're celebrating the birth of the khalsa, so its a birthday in a sense'. I then asked, so what does the birth of the khalsa mean to you? He answered, it's when Guru Gobind Singh Jee made the panj pyarey. I questioned further, so what does it signify? he said, Novtej let me eat my sholay!
so we're celebrating vaisakhi because Guru Gobind Singh jee made the panj pyarey in order to allow B Singh eat his sholay?...
I'm no preacher but it's essentially all about Amrit.
If you wish to learn more about amrit then take the first step and perform a simple search.
here's some pics from My Vaisakhi =)