Faith Holidays

SIKH — Nanakshahi Calendar: Year 1= 1469 CE

Note:

Dates of some festivals are fixed to the Hindu Calendar (shift every year) and some have been changed to fit to the Gregorian Calendar.

2021

2022

Holiday/Observance/Celebration

March 14, 2021 March 14, 2022 Sikh New Year’s Day marks the first day of the year in the Nanak-shahi Era
March 29 - 31 March 19 - 21 Hola Mohalla — a three-day festival celebrated around the time of the Hindu festival of Holi that incorporates martial arts demonstrations and simulated battles
April 13, 2021 April 13 - 14th, 2022 Vaisakhi commemorates the day in 1699 that Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the 10th Guru, removed the clerical system from Sikhism and affirmed the direct connection between Sikhs and the Divine
June 16, 2021 June 3, 2022 Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji — the fifth Sikh Guru and the first Sikh Martyr was killed in 1606 by Mughal authorities. His death transformed the Sikhs into saint-soldiers in the fight against oppression
October 20, 2021 October 20, 2022 Installation of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji celebrates Guru Gobind Singhi Ji (the 10th Guru) passing the Guruship to the Holy Scriptures.
November 4, 2021 October 24, 2022 Bandi Chhor Divas commemorated the return of Guru Hargobind Ji (the 6th Guru) to the holy city of Amritsar after negotiating the release of himself and 52 princes held for political reasons.
November 24, 2021 November 24, 2022 Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth of the Ten Gurus, he is remembered for his defense of the Sikh faith, but also for being willing to give up his life for religious liberty of all faiths (1621-1675)
November 19, 2021 Nov 8th 2022 Birth Date of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh faith, an accomplished poet and the first of the Ten Gurus in 1469 CE