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SIKH HOLIDAY CALENDAR AND FESTIVALS

Upcoming Sikh Holidays

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
ThursdayThuOct 20, 2022Oct 20Birth of the Guru Granth
MondayMonOct 24, 2022Oct 24Diwali
TuesdayTueNov 08, 2022Nov 08Guru Nanak Birthday
ThursdayThuNov 24, 2022Nov 24Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib
ThursdayThuJan 05, 2023Jan 05Guru Gobind Singh Birthday
FridayFriJan 13, 2023Jan 13Maghi - Lohri
TuesdayTueMar 07, 2023Mar 07Holi
WednesdayWedMar 08, 2023Mar 08Hola Mohalla
FridayFriApr 14, 2023Apr 14Vaisakhi
TuesdayTueApr 18, 2023Apr 18Birthday of Guru Angad Dev
FridayFriJun 16, 2023Jun 16Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib
FridayFriOct 20, 2023Oct 20Birth of the Guru Granth
ThursdayThuNov 09, 2023Nov 09Diwali
FridayFriNov 24, 2023Nov 24Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib
MondayMonNov 27, 2023Nov 27Guru Nanak Birthday

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