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Sikh Festivals

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.

Sikh Festivals Celebrated

Baisakhi
The Sikh Solar New Year Day. People bathe in rivers and go to temples to offer puja (worship). Baisakhi is of special significance to the Sikhs.
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Guru Nanak Jayanti
Guru Nanak Jayanti Also known as 'Gurupurab', it is the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak who founded the Sikh faith.
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Maghi Festival
On this occasion, Sikhs visit Gurudwaras and listen to kirtans to commemorate the martyrdom of the forty Immortals. Forty followers of Guru Gobind Singh who had previously deserted him, fought bravely against overwhelming Mughal army forces and were martyred in Muktsar.
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Holla Mohalla Festival
The words "Hola Mohalla" stands for "mock fight". During this festival, processions are organised in the form of army columns accompanied by war-drums and standard-bearers and moving from one gurdwara to another.
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