Sikh Festivals 2019
Sikh Festivals 2019 – Sikhism or Sikh is a monotheistic religion originated in Punjab around the 15th century.
This religion is based on the spiritual teachings of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru and Ten successive Sikh gurus.
The fundamental beliefs of Sikhism are described in the sacred scripture Guru Granth Sahib. Some of the Sikh festivals celebrated are listed below.
|DAY||DATE||SIKH HOLIDAYS 2019|
|Saturday||Jan 05, 2019||Guru Gobind Singh Birthday|
|Sunday||Jan 13, 2019||Maghi – Lohri|
|Wednesday||Mar 20, 2019||Holi|
|Thursday||Mar 21, 2019||Hola Mohalla|
|Sunday||Apr 14, 2019||Vaisakhi|
|Thursday||Apr 18, 2019||Birthday of Guru Angad Dev|
|Sunday||Jun 16, 2019||Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib|
|Sunday||Oct 20, 2019||Birth of the Guru Granth|
|Saturday||Oct 26, 2019||Diwali|
|Tuesday||Nov 12, 2019||Guru Nanak Birthday|
|Sunday||Nov 24, 2019||Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib|
There are numerous Sikh fairs and festivals. Some are of local importance as Maghi of Muktsar and Hola Mohalla of Anandpur.
The most important festivals are observed by the Sikhs wherever they are. On such occasions the whole Sikh families of a particular place gather in a gurudwara. It is properly decorated and illuminated.
The Granth is read constantly. Hymns are sung in chorus or by professional Sikh singers. Prayer is said. Sweet pudding (karah prasad) is distributed in the whole congregation. In hot weather sweetened and iced water is served at various places.
Houses are lighted in the evening. A free langar at the main gurudwara is a must for every fair and festival.