Sikh Holy Days

Symbols via Noun Project

Zoroastrian & Pagan – Pierre TORET
Jain – André Luiz Gollo
Islam – anbileru adaleru
Christian – Nick Kinling
Buddhist – Rene Ramsey-Passmore

 HolidayFall 2023/
Spring 2024
Fall 2024/
Spring 2025

Installation of the Guru Granth Sahib – Sikh

Anniversary of the day in 1604 when the Granth Sahib, the sacred text of Sikhism, was formally adopted at the site in Amritsar that became the Golden Temple.

Sep 1, 2023Oct 20, 2024

Diwali – Sikh/Hindu/Jain

Festival of Lights. Symbolizes the human urge to move toward the light. Celebrated with gift exchanges, fireworks, and festive meals.

Nov 12, 2023Nov 1, 2024

Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day – Sikh

Sikh time of remembering the execution of Tegh Bahadur by the Moghul Emperor in India.

Nov 24, 2023Nov 24, 2024

Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti – Sikh

Celebrates the birthday of Nanak, the first Sikh Guru who was born in 1469. Celebrated with sacred readings, prayers, hymns, and meals together.

Nov 27, 2023Nov 15, 2024

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti – Sikh

Honors the birth of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th and last human Guru.

Jan 17, 2024Jan 6, 2025

Lohri (Maghi) – Sikh

Commemorates the heroic fight of the Chali Mukte (the Pure Ones), who laid down their lives warding off an attack by an imperial army marching in pursuit of Guru Gobind Singh.

Jan 13, 2024Jan 13, 2025

Hola Mohalla – Sikh

Sikh festival that was instigated by Guru Gobind Singh, originally as a day of mock battles and poetry contests.

Mar 25-27, 2024Mar 14-16, 2025

Vaisakhi – Sikh/Hindu

Festival honoring the founding of the Khalsa (the army of the Pure Ones) tradition, which was inaugurated in 1699 by the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh.

April 13, 2024

April 14, 2025

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan – Sikh

Anniversary of the martyrdom of Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh Guru, in 1606 BCE. Guru Arjan compiled the first rendition of the holy book of Sikhism called Adi Granth.

June 16, 2024Jun 16, 2025