Sikh Calendar

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India, the secular nation, is known for the harmonious existence of different religions, Sikhism being the one. Each of the religions finds an expression in the celebrations of its unique festivals. The same holds true for Sikhism as well. However, unlike other religions, the festivals unique to the Sikhs have little to do with the worship of the divine. Instead, they commemorate the milestones in the lives of the 10 gurus of the Sikhs and their teachings. Along with this, Sikhism also celebrates some of the major festivals that Hindus celebrated - such as Diwali, though the reasons behind the celebration are different. Here is the complete information on the celebration of the popular Sikh festivals in India.


Sikh Festival Calendar 2011  

November 2011  
0 Thursday     Guru Nanak Jayanti
  24 Thursday     Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)

Sikh Festival Calendar 2012   

January 2012    
05   Thursday    Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
  13   Friday         Lohri    
  31   Tuesday      Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Nanakshahi calendar)
March 2012    
09   Friday          Hola Mohalla 
April 2012  
13   Friday          Baisakhi
  18   Wednesday   Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
  18   Wednesday   Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar) 
May 2012   
02   Wednesday   Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
  23   Wednesday   Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar) 

June 2012
 16   Saturday       Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
July 2012   
05  Thursday      Birthday of Guru Hargobind (Nanakshahi calendar)
  23   Monday        Birthday of Guru Har Krishen (Nanakshahi calendar)   
October 2012 
09   Tuesday       Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Nanakshahi calendar)
November 2012  
16   Tuesday       Diwali
  24   Saturday      Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur
  28   Thursday      Guru Nanak Jayanti