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SIKH HOLIDAY CALENDAR AND FESTIVALS

Upcoming Sikh Holidays

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonNov 30, 2020Nov 30Guru Nanak Birthday
ThursdayThuJan 14, 2021Jan 14Maghi - Lohri
WednesdayWedJan 20, 2021Jan 20Guru Gobind Singh Birthday
MondayMonMar 29, 2021Mar 29Hola Mohalla
MondayMonMar 29, 2021Mar 29Holi
WednesdayWedApr 14, 2021Apr 14Vaisakhi
SundaySunApr 18, 2021Apr 18Birthday of Guru Angad Dev
WednesdayWedJun 16, 2021Jun 16Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib
WednesdayWedOct 20, 2021Oct 20Birth of the Guru Granth
ThursdayThuNov 04, 2021Nov 04Diwali
FridayFriNov 19, 2021Nov 19Guru Nanak Birthday
WednesdayWedNov 24, 2021Nov 24Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib

Sikh Festivals and Sikh Religious Calendar

It is believed that Sikhism is originated in Punjab, which is now in India and Pakistan during 16th century. Now more than 20 million people follow Sikhism worldwide, mostly staying in India. Sikhism is recognized as one of the youngest religions in the world.

Sikhism was founded by Guru Nanak and his nine successors (considered as ten Gurus of Sikhism). Guru Nanak was born in the year of 1469. He spreads a simple message “Ek Onkar” means “We are all one, with the One Creator of all Creation”. Guru Nanak's students were known as Sikhs, the word “Sikh” means "seeker of truth". The scripture of the Sikhs is known as “Sri Guru Granth Sahib” considered as their living Guru, the hymns of the Gurus they refer are known as Gurbani, and their place of worship is known as “Gurudwara”.

The Ten Gurus of Sikhism are Guru Nanak, Guru Angad, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan, Guru Har Gobind, Guru Har Rai, Guru Har Krishan, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Guru Gobind Singh.

The Noble teachings of Sikhism are:
  - There is only one God and the name of the God is Truth
  - Recognize inner truth through meditation and chanting
  - Live a simple and honest life
  - Treat everyone equally
  - Serve others