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Sikh Holidays 2021: Sikh Festivals 2021 in India

Sikh Holidays 2021 2021 Sikh Holidays in India by AstroSage provides you a detailed list of Sikh Holidays and Festivals falling in 2021. These Sikh Holidays in 2021 are observed by the followers of Sikhism worldwide. Here we are providing you with accurate Sikh Holidays 2021 dates so that you can plan the day accordingly and make the most out of these special occasions.

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2021 Sikh Holidays in India mainly include birth anniversaries and martyrdom of the Ten Sikh Gurus. Their birthdays, such as Gurupurab or Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti, are celebrated with great vigor and enthusiasm, where street processions, palanquins, Nagar Kirtans, Langars etc. are carried out to mark the occasion. People can be seen dancing to the folk tunes and performing Gidda and Bhangra, and visiting the Gurudwaras on such occasions. Let us know more about the 2021 Sikh Holidays in India and worldwide.

2021 Sikh Holidays: List Of Sikh Holidays 2021 in India

Date Day Holiday
January 13, 2021 Wednesday Lohri
January 20, 2021 Wednesday Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti
February 25, 2021 Thursday Guru Harari Jayanti
March 23, 2021 Tuesday Shaheed Bhagat Singh Martyrdom day
April 09, 2021 Friday Guru Harrai Guryai
April 13, 2021 Tuesday Vaisakhi or Sikh New Year
April 13, 2021 Tuesday Guru Amar Das Guryai
April 16, 2021 Friday Guru Angad Dev Jotijot
April 17, 2021 Saturday Guru Hargobind Singh Jotijot
April 26, 2021 Monday Guru Harkishan Singh Jotijot, Guru Tegh Bahadur Guryai
May 01, 2021 Saturday Guru Tegh Bahadur Jayanti
May 03, 2021 Monday Guru Arjun Dev Jayanti
May 12, 2021 Wednesday Guru Angad Dev Jayanti
May 25, 2021 Tuesday Guru Amar Das Jayanti
May 26, 2021 Wednesday Shri Guru Arjan Dev Martyrdom day
June 02, 2021 Wednesday Guru Hargobind Singh Guryai
June 14, 2021 Monday Guru Arjun Dev Jotijot
June 25, 2021 Friday Guru Hargobind Singh Jayanti
August 02, 2021 Monday Guru Harkishan Singh Jayanti
September 07, 2021 Tuesday Guru Granth Sahib Jayanti
September 08, 2021 Wednesday Guru Arjun Dev Guryai
September 09, 2021 Thursday Guru Ramdas Jotijot
September 18, 2021 Saturday Guru Ramdas Guryai
September 20, 2021 Monday Guru Amar Das Jotijot
September 26, 2021 Sunday Guru Angad Dev Guryai
October 01, 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Dev Jotijot
October 22, 2021 Friday Guru Ramdas Jayanti
October 30, 2021 Saturday Guru Harkishan Singh Guryai, Guru Harrai Jotijot
November 06, 2021 Saturday Guru Granth Sahib Guryai
November 09, 2021 Tuesday Guru Gobind Singh Jotijot
November 19, 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti
December 06, 2021 Monday Guru Gobind Singh Guryai
December 08, 2021 Wednesday Guru Tegh Bahadur Jotijot
December 19, 2021 Sunday Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day

Note: The dates are subjected to change accordingly. AstroSage will keep on updating the Sikh Holidays 2021 Calendar accordingly.

Sikh Calendar 2021: Nanakshahi Calendar

Nanakshahi Calendar is a solar calendar used by the followers of Sikhism to calculate the dates for religious, cultural, and at times, administrative events. It is based on “Barah Maha”, translated as “Twelve Months” and created by the Gurus. As per the Sikh Calendar 2021, the year begins with the Sikh Month Chet, corresponding to 14th March as per Gregorian Calendar. The Nanakshahi Calendar commenced after the birth of the Divine Guru Nanak Dev Ji in the year 1469 CE. This is why the Sikh Calendar called Nanakshahi Calendar is named after Guru Nanak Dev Ji, also known to be the founder of Sikhism.

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Months in A Sikh Nanakshahi Calendar

No. Sikh Month Punjabi Months as per Gregorian Calendar No. of Days
1 Chet ਚੇਤ 14 March – 13 April 31
2 Vaisakh ਵੈਸਾਖ 14 April – 14 May 31
3 Jeth ਜੇਠ 15 May – 14 June 31
4 Harh ਹਾੜ 15 June – 15 July 31
5 Sawan ਸਾਵਣ 16 July – 15 August 31
6 Bhadon ਭਾਦੋਂ 16 August – 14 September 30
7 Assu ਅੱਸੂ 15 September – 14 October 30
8 Katak ਕੱਤਕ 15 October – 13 November 30
9 Maghar ਮੱਘਰ 14 November – 13 December 30
10 Poh ਪੋਹ 14 December – 12 January 30
11 Magh ਮਾਘ 13 January – 11 February 30
12 Phagun ਫੱਗਣ 12 February – 13 March 30/31

Note: Even though the 2010 version of the Nanakshahi Calendar has been released by the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee ("SGPC") in 2010, the Sikh Holidays 2021 dates are determined referring to the 2003 version itself.

Important Sikh Holidays 2021: Sikh Festivals 2021, Religious Observances

Below is a list of Sikh Holidays 2021 and Sikh Festivals 2021 in detail. Some of them may not be included in the 2021 Sikh Holidays Calendar

Lohri

Lohri is known to be the harvest festival and celebrated with great enthusiasm in Punjab and other Indian states as well. Celebrations include lighting up the bonfire, performing folk dance such as Gidda and Bhangra on the beats of folk songs and instruments, and gorging on special delicacies and sweets such as Gajak etc.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Martyrdom Day

One of the popular Sikh Holidays 2021 is Shaheed Bhagat Singh Martyrdom Day, which is observed with great passion and respect in several regions of Punjab as well as all over India. This event marks the day when the legend Bhagat Singh was martyred after he rebelled against the British Colonial Government and bravely fought for Freedom. His death anniversary is observed annually by people of the Sikh Community.

Maghi

The occasion of Maghi was chosen by the Sri Guru Amar Das Ji for the followers of Sikhism to attend the Gurudwara and commemorate the legendary “Battle of Muktsar”.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti

One of the significant Sikh Holidays 2021 in India, Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti commemorates the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. It is locally called as Parkash Utsav Dasveh Patshah and celebrated with great passion by Sikhs all over India and the world.

Holla Mohalla

One of the popular Sikh Festivals 2021 is Holla Mohalla, which is held annually at the Anandpur Sahib. Martial traditions are carried out on this day with several mock battles, military exercises, sword fighting, horse riding etc. performed and kirtans conducted.

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Vaisakhi

Vaisakhi or Baisakhi is said to be one of the most popular and grand 2021 Sikh Festivals celebrated worldwide. Festivities for this day are carried out on a large scale all over Punjab, Haryana, numerous Sikh populated regions and several other states of Northern India. Various local fairs and melas are organized on the occasion of Vaisakhi, and Sikhs visit the Gurudwaras with flower offerings in hands. Many make huge donations for the welfare of society on this occasion. It is believed that it was the day of Baisakhi that the “Khalsa” was founded. It is also known as Sikh New Year.

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan

The Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji is observed by the followers of Sikhism with great dedication and respect. He is known to be the fifth Guru out of all ten and was martyred after being tortured by Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Celebrations on this day consist of Nagar Kirtans, Langars, Katha Recitals, and Distributing Sweetened Milk and Water. This is one of the most respected 2021 Sikh Holidays observed worldwide.

Pahila Prakash Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Pahila Prakash Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji marks the day when the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, known to be the central scripture in Sikhism, was bestowed with the title of the “Final and Eternal Living Guru”. This ended the succeeding human line of Gurus and marked the holy scripture as the One.

Bandi Chhor Divas

Bandhi Chhor Diwas is regarded as one of the highly anticipated and awaited 2021 Sikh Festivals as per Sikh Calendar 2021. It was on this very day that Guru Hargobind Singh Ji, the Sixth Guru, was released from prison. He was held captive by Mughal Emperor Jehangir after he rescued 52 Hindu Kings and was released after. On this day, Sikhs light up their houses with Diyas and decorations and pay a visit to the Gurdwaras.

Guru Nanak Gurpurab

One of the most significant 2021 Sikh Holidays and 2021 Sikhj Festivals celebrated worldwide is Gurupurab, the birth anniversary of the Holy Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This day is celebrated on a large scale with people gathering at several religious shrines and Gurdwaras, lighting Diyas and candles, organizing fireworks shows, the Panj Pyare carrying out Street Processions or Nagar Kirtans and humming hymns and songs and much more.

Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur

As the name goes, this day marks the event when the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur, was martyred by the infamous Mughal emperor Aurangzeb as he significantly refused to convert his religion into Islam.

Martyrdom Of the Sahibzade

Known to be one of the highly respected 2021 Sikh Holidays as per Sikh Calendar 2021, the Martyrdom of the Sahibzade (all four elder and younger brothers) commemorates the day when all four sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Ajit Singh, Jujhar Singh, Sahibzade Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh were martyred by Mughal soldiers, with the former two being killed in the Battle of Chamkaur, and the latter two executed.

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