Sikh Calendar 2023 is presented here along with dates for all the festivals and holidays celebrated in Sikh Religion. Know more on Sikh Holidays and Festivals in 2023.
The next religious festival (holiday) in Sikhism is
Thursday, 14th December, 2023 (29 Maghar)
Birth Sahibzada Baba Fateh Singh Ji
Friday, 15th December, 2023 (30 Maghar)
Gurgaddi Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Sunday, 17th December, 2023 (02 Poh)
Shaheedi Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji
Saturday, 23rd December, 2023 (08 Poh)
Shaheedi Diwas (Vadde Sahibzade) Sahibzada Baba Ajit & Jujhar Singh Ji
Thursday, 28th December, 2023 (13 Poh)
Shaheedi Diwas (Chote Sahibzade) Sahibzada Baba Jorawar Singh Ji & Fateh Singh Ji
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||Sikh Festival / Holiday / Gurpurab||Desi Month Date|
|Wednesday-Friday||Hola Mohalla (Nanakshahi Calendar)|
|Tuesday||Nanakshahi New Year (Sammat 555) ~ Sikh New Year (1 Chet)|
|Sunday||Guru Harrai Guryai|
|Wednesday||Guru Amar Das Gurgaddi Diwas|
|Saturday||Guru Angad Dev Jotijot|
|Sunday||Guru Hargobind Singh Jotijot|
|Wednesday||Guru Harkishan Singh Jotijot||23 Chet|
|Wednesday||Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurgaddi||23 Chet|
|Tuesday||Guru Teg Bahadur Jayanti||29 Chet|
|Wednesday||Guru Arjun Dev Prakash Purab|
|April 13, 2023||Thursday||Sikh Turban Day|
|Friday||Vaisakhi or Khalsa Sajna Diwas||01 Vaisakh|
|Friday||Prakash Guru Angad Dev||08 Vaisakh|
|Thursday||Prakash Sri Guru Amar Das Ji||21 Vaisakh|
|Saturday||Gurgaddi Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji||30 Vaisakh|
|Tuesday||Shaheedi Sri Guru Arjan Dev ji||09 Jeth|
|Monday||Prakash Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji||22 Jeth|
|Sunday||Shaheedi Baba Banda Singh Bahadur||11 Harh|
|Wednesday||Histocial Miri Piri Divas||14 Harh|
|Tuesday||Prakash Sri Guru HarKrishan Sahib Ji||27 Harh|
|Saturday||Prakash 1st Prakash Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji||31 Bhadon|
|Sunday||Gurgaddi Siri Guru Arjan Dev Ji||01 Assu|
|Monday||Joti Jot Sri Guru Ram Das Ji||02 Assu|
|Wednesday||Gurgaddi Sri Guru Ram Das Ji||11 Assu|
|Friday||Joti Jot Sri Guru Amar Das Ji||13 Assu|
|Tuesday||Gurgaddi Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji||17 Assu|
|Monday||Joti Jot Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji||23 Assu|
|Monday||Prakash Sri Guru Ram Das Sahib Ji||14 Kattak|
|Monday||Joti Jot Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji||21 Kattak|
|Monday||Gurgaddi Sri Guru HarKrishan Sahib Ji||21 Kattak|
|Sunday||Bandi Chhor Divas (Divali)||27 Kattak|
|Wednesday||Gurgaddi Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (Nanded)||30 Kattak|
|Wednesday||Shaheedi Baba Deep Singh Ji||30 Kattak|
|Saturday||Joti Jot Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji||03 Maghar|
|Monday||Prakash Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji||12 Maghar|
|November 30||Thursday||Prakash Sahibzada Baba Jorawar Singh Ji||15 Maghar|
|Thursday||Birth Sahibzada Baba Fateh Singh Ji||29 Maghar|
|Friday||Gurgaddi Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji||30 Maghar|
|Sunday||Shaheedi Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji||02 Poh|
|Saturday||Shaheedi Sahibzada Baba Ajit Singh Ji||08 Poh|
|Saturday||Shaheedi Sahibzada Baba Jujhar Singh Ji||08 Poh|
|Thursday||Shaheedi Sahibzada Baba Jorawar Singh Ji||13 Poh|
|Thursday||Shaheedi Sahibzada Baba Fateh Singh Ji||13 Poh|
|January 17, 2024||Wednesday||Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti||04 Magh|
|Monday||Prakash Sahibzada Baba Ajit Singh Ji||30 Magh|
|Wednesday||Basant Panchami||02 Phaggan|
|Thursday||Guru Harrai Sahib Ji||10 Phaggan|
Mote: Sikh Festival dates mentioned above are subject to change (SGPC Calendar) accordingly. We will keep updating any further changes in the Sikh Holidays 2023 Calendar. We will be updating Sikh Festival Calendar for year 2024 soon.
|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 (Phaggan)||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 Jotijot refers to as (death anniversary) of a Sikh Guru.