Montgomery County Celebrates Baisakhi Holiday to Honor Sikh Heritage
Montgomery County will celebrate the 313th commemoration of Baisakhi, the holiday honoring Sikh Heritage, with an event on Saturday, April 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Executive Office Building, Lobby Level Auditorium, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville.
The celebration is hosted by the Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee in the County Executive’sOffice of Community Partnerships in collaboration with the Kaur Foundation. Baisakhi is one of the most important and transforming events in Sikh history. In addition to its enormous religious significance as a landmark event in Sikh history, Baisakhi is an ancient harvest festival which marks the beginning of a new solar year and harvest season. Sikhism is the fifth largest faith in the world. Baisakhi is one of the most joyous and colorful festivals of India and is gradually becoming a major global cultural celebration.
The free event is open to the public and will feature cultural performances, family activities and light refreshments. The first video in the Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee’s “It Takes A Village” movie series, entitled “The Cultural Safari,” will be shown.
To RSVP, email Diane Vu at firstname.lastname@example.org later than April 18.