Vaisakhi is also called Baisakhi. This harvest celebration takes place annually and harvesters celebrate and rejoice about the harvested crops. In Punjab, North India, Vaisakhi (Baisakhi ) is not only a harvest festival of the state marking the onset of harvesting of the winter crops, but is also the start of a New year for the Sikhs and Hindus.
The Sikh religion commemorates the first five men who comprised the Khalsa with five symbols of 'purity and courage' called five Ks. The five Ks include the Kesh (uncut hair), the Kangha (comb), the Katchera (underwear), the Kara (steel ring), and the Kirpan (sword).
The festival holds special significance to Sikhs. Many Sikhs choose to be baptized during this holiday.