14/04/2015 5:10 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

PHOTOS: How Baisakhi 2015 Was Celebrated In India

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An Indian Sikh devotee (L) takes photographs of a Nihang (Sikh religious warrior) at the Sikh shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on April 14, 2015. Baisakhi is a festival celebrated in the Punjab region, coinciding with other festivals celebrated on the first day of Vaisakh such as the Tamil and Bengali New Year. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

Baisakhi marks the first day of spring and the end of wheat harvest in India. Farmers, especially in Punjab and Haryana, express their gratitude for a good harvest and pray for prosperity in the coming year. Usually, this includes waking up early to take a dip in holy water, wearing colourful clothes, and dancing. It is also the day of the Punjabi new year.

Baisakhi also has special significance amongst the Sikh population, as they celebrate it also as Guru Gobind Singh's birthday and the foundation of the Khalsa, i.e. the Sikh brotherhood in 1699. Here are some photos from this year's Baisakhi celebrations.