Sikh Holidays 2021: Sikh Festivals 2021 in India
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.
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
|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 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.
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.
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 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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