Religious Calendar

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.

2019

2020

Holiday/Observance/Celebration

October 20th, 2019

October 20th, 2020

Installation of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji celebrates Guru Gobind Singh Ji (the 10th Guru) passing the Guruship to the Holy Scriptures.
October 27, 2019 November 14, 2020

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 12, 2019 November 30, 2020

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.

November 24th, 2019

November 24th, 2020

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).

March 14th, 2019

March 14th, 2020

Sikh New Year’s Day marks the first day of the year in the Nanak-shahi Era.

April 13th, 2019

April 13th, 2020

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.

March 21, 2019 March 10, 2020

Hola Mohalla — a three-day festival celebrated around the time of the Hindu festival of Holi that incorporates martial arts demonstrations and simulated battles.

June 16th, 2019

June 16th, 2020

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.