Sikh Calendar 2022 is presented here along with dates for all the festivals and holidays celebrated in Sikh Religion. Know more on Sikh Holidays and Festivals in 2022.
Sikh Festivals - The Punjabi term 'Sikh' refers to or signifies "disciple" because Sikhs were the disciples of God and obey the teachings and writing of the Ten Sikh Gurus. Sikhs give credence to a single god, and they believe that no matter what they do, it should be done while keeping god in mind which is also known as Simran. Guru Nanak's enlightened influence of this new religion was handed to the other nine Gurus consecutively.
Sikhs worship Guru Granth Sahib Ji, which is a sacred scripture for them, collated by their first Guru Nanak Sahib Ji. His heirs were also emended and included in the sacred book later. Disciples still circumambulate this sacred scripture and bend their heads in prayer in front of it. Moreover, different festivals commemorated in Sikhism are marked by carrying out the holy scripture in public processions.
Sikhism is one of the most significant and revered religions in India, and Sikhs celebrate a medley of festivals throughout the year. All these festivals bring the diverse communities of Sikhs together to commemorate some of the most noteworthy dates and events in Sikhism.
Sikh festivals predominantly embrace the birth days of their ten gurus. The birthday of gurus is marked and commemorated with paramount regard, energy and passion, and Guru Granth Sahib Ji (the Sikh scripture) is carried out from gurudwaras on an adorned palanquin, and public processions go along with and follow it with utmost reverence.
Fireworks, the dispensation of Prasad, and celebration meals at the gurudwara are some of the notable aspects of these festivals. Music is believed to be the most powerful means of communication to connect with the Deity in Sikhism; therefore, the playing of Gurbani, Shabad, Kirtans and martial art shows amuse the spectators during these festivities.
Some of the most significant Sikh festivals comprise the birthday commemoration and jollification of their first Guru, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, his heirs' birthdays, Baisakhi, Hola Mohalla, and Diwali. Hola Mohalla is celebrated in March and might concomitantly fall on the day of Sikh New Year too. It is a week-long occasion where Sikhs camp out and relish public presentations of their valor and skillfulness.
Harmonious kirtans additionally follow these presentations. Another fascinating part of the celebrations is that the whole Sikh Sangat participating in the festivals dines side by side, also called pangats. Only vegetarian meals are served during these feasts. A military-like extended procession is carried out on the last day of this festival. Baisakhi is another prominent Sikh festivities that mark the foundation of Khalsa Panth. It is thus honored and celebrated with utmost zeal.
Some of the other main festivals mentioned in the Sikh (Nanakshahi) calender are:
|Date||Day||Holiday / Festival||Parkash / Joti Jot|
|Jan 9||Sunday||Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti||Parkash Parv Guru Gobind Singh Ji|
|Jan 13||Thursday||Lohri||Sikh (Punjabi) winter folk festival|
|Feb 14||Monday||Guru Harrai Jayanti||Prakash Parv of Guru Har Rai Ji celebrated by Sikh Sangat.|
|Mar 14||Monday||Nanakshahi Sammat 554 ~ Sikh New Year||Beginning of Nanakshahi year (14 March 2022 to 13 March 2023)|
|Mar 18 - 20||Friday to Sunday||Hola Mohalla (Nanakshahi Calendar)||Celebrations at Anandpur Sahib (Chet month)|
|Mar 30||Wednesday||Guru Harrai Guryai||Celebrated as Gurgaddi Diwas|
|Apr 2||Saturday||Guru Amar Das Guryai||Also popular as Gurgaddi diwas|
|Apr 5||Tuesday||Guru Angad Dev Joti Jot||Death anniversary|
|Apr 6||Wednesday||Guru Hargobind Singh Joti Jot||Death anniversary|
|Apr 14||Thursday||Vaisakhi or Khalsa Sajna Diwas||1 Vaisakh ~ Also popular as Baisakhi|
|Apr 15||Friday||Guru Harkishan Singh Joti Jot, Guru Tegh Bahadur Guryai||Celebrates Gurgaddi|
|Apr 21||Thursday||Guru Tegh Bahadur Jayanti||Parkash Parv|
|Apr 23||Saturday||Guru Arjan Dev Jayanti||Parkash Parv of 5th Sikh Guru|
|May 1||Sunday||Guru Angad Dev Jayanti||Parkash Parv|
|May 15||Sunday||Guru Amar Das Jayanti||Birth Anniversary|
|May 23||Monday||Guru Hargobind Singh Guryai||Gurgaddi diwas|
|Jun 3||Friday||Guru Arjan Dev Ji Martyrdom Day (shaheedi diwas or shaheedi gurpurab)||Remembrance Day as Shaheedi diwas of Guru Arjan Dev Ji|
|Jun 15||Wednesday||Guru Hargobind Singh Jayanti||Parkash Parv of Guru Hargobind Singh|
|Jul 22||Friday||Guru Harkishan Singh Jayanti||Parkash Parv of 8th Sikh Guru|
|Aug 28||Sunday||Guru Granth Sahib Jayanti||Parkash Parv|
|Aug 29||Monday||Guru Arjun Dev Gurgaddi||Gurgaddi diwas|
|Aug 30||Tuesday||Guru Ramdas Joti Jot||Death anniversary|
|Sep 8||Thursday||Guru Ramdas Guryai||Gurgaddi diwas|
|Sep 10||Saturday||Guru Amar Das Joti Jot||Death anniversary|
|Sep 15||Thursday||Guru Angad Dev Guryai||Celebrates Gurgaddi diwas|
|Sep 20||Tuesday||Guru Nanak Dev Joti Jot||Guru Nanak Dev's death anniversary|
|Oct 11||Tuesday||Guru Ramdas Jayanti||Parkash Parv|
|Oct 19||Wednesday||Guru Harkishan Singh Gurgaddi, Guru Harrai Joti Jot||Gurgaddi diwas (8th Sikh Guru) & Death anniversary (7th Sikh Guru)|
|Oct 24||Monday||Bandi Chhor||Also popular as Diwali|
|Oct 27||Thursday||Guru Granth Sahib Guryai||Gurgaddi diwas|
|Oct 29||Saturday||Guru Gobind Singh Joti Jot||Death anniversary of Sarbans Daani Guru Gobind Singh Ji|
|Nov 8||Tuesday||Guru Nanak Jayanti||Parkash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak dev ji|
|Nov 26||Saturday||Guru Gobind Singh Guryai||Gurgaddi diwas of 10th Sikh Guru|
|Nov 28||Monday||Guru Tegh Bahadur Joti Jot||Martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur|
|Dec 29||Thursday||Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti||Parkash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh ji|
|1||Chet||ਚੇਤ||31||14 March - 13 April|
|2||Vaisakh||ਵੈਸਾਖ||31||14 April - 14 May|
|3||Jeth||ਜੇਠ||31||15 May - 14 June|
|4||Harh||ਹਾੜ||31||15 June - 15 July|
|5||Sawan||ਸਾਵਣ||31||16 July - 15 August|
|6||Bhadon||ਭਾਦੋਂ||30||16 August - 14 September|
|7||Assu||ਅੱਸੂ||30||15 September - 14 October|
|8||Katak||ਕੱਤਕ||30||15 October - 13 November|
|9||Maghar||ਮੱਘਰ||30||14 November - 13 December|
|10||Poh||ਪੋਹ||30||14 December - 12 January|
|11||Magh||ਮਾਘ||30||13 January - 11 February|
|12||Phagun||ਫੱਗਣ||30/31||12 February - 13 March|
Gurgaddi / Gur Gadi Diwas or Guryai refers to installation of Guruship by each successive Sikh Gurus.
Jyoti Jot or Joti Jot refers to as (death anniversary) of a Sikh Guru.