Friday, 11 January 2013

List of Sikh Holiday Calendar 2013

 List of Sikh Holiday Calendar 2013

January 5th– Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday- He was the tenth Sikh Guru who established the Order of the Khalsa.

January 31- Birthday of Guru Har Rai (the seventh Guru).

March 14– Nanakshahi New year- Guru Har Rai became the seventh Guru

March 19- Death Anniversary of Guru Hargobind (the sixth Guru)

March 28- Hola Mohalla – It is celebrated at on the day after Holi, at Anandpur Sahib. This three day festival is celebrated with rigorous military exercises as well as mock battles. Also the Sikhs engage themselves in religious discussions with devotional music.

April 13th- Vaisakhi- Popularly celebrated as the Sikh New Year Festival and also commemmorates the foundation of the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

April 14th- Birthday of Guru Nanak(founder) according to the Nanashahi calendar and Ordination of Khalsa.

April 16– Death Anniversary of Guru Angad & Guru Harkrishan / Guru Amardas became the third Guru & Guru Tegh Bahadur became the ninth Guru.

April 18th- Birthday of Guru Angad Singh (the second Guru)and Guru Tegh Bahadur (the ninth Guru)

May 2nd- Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (the fifth Guru)

May 23rd- Birthday of Guru Amardas (the ninth Guru)

June 11- Guru Hargobind became the Sixth Guru
June 16th- Martglyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (the fifth Guru)- Guru Arjan Dev was also the first Sikh martyr. The Guru Granth Sahib , which is the Sikh holy scripture, is a compilation of the writings of all of the past Gurus, done by hime, into one single book.

July 5th-Birthday of Guru Hargobind (the sixth Guru)

July 23rd– Birthday of Guru Har Krishen- (the eighth Guru)

September 1st– Installation of the Holy scripture of the Sikhs - The Guru Granth Sahib, at the Golden Temple.

September 16th– Death anniversary of Guru Amardas and Guru Ramdas Guru Ramdas became the fourth Guru / Guru Arjan became the fifth Guru.

September 18th- Guru Angad became the Second Guru

September 22nd- Death anniversary of Guru Nanak

October 9th- Birthday of Guru Ram Das

October 20th– Death anniversary of Guru Har Rai / Guru Harkrishan became the Eighth Guru / Guru Gobind Singh was declared as the “Guru of all times” by the Sikhs

November 3rd-Diwali- Sikhs celebrate it in the name of Guru HarGovind, the sixth Guru, as he was released from prison on this day in 1619, along with 52 princes.

November 17th- Birthday of Guru Nanak-some Sikhs celebrate it in April according to the NanakShahi calendar.

November 24th- Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur- (the ninth Sikh Guru) / Guru Gobind Singh became the tenth Guru – Tegh Bahadur was brutally killed in 1675 because he refused to get converted to Islam.

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