1. Instead of means substituting for.
Pattern: verb + noun + instead of + noun
They went to Hawaii instead of South America.
She cooks a lot of vegetables instead of meat.
Festivals of India
Baisakhi, is celebrated mostly in north more associated with the state of Punjab. This festival is associated with the harvest of Rabi crop. The festival also marks the birth anniversary of Khalsa Panth. Held on the first day of the Vaisakh month usually referred as month of April and May, this festival heralds atmosphere of enjoyment, lots of jubilance and fun. This festival is important for both Sikh and Hindus.