Sikh Festival Dates, 2015-2030

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The Sikh religion and movement have been around since the late 1400s, when it was created by the first Sikh Guru Nanak in the Punjabi region of India. Sikh holidays celebrate not only the religious aspects of the movement but also the philosophy and traditions associated with it, and even have things in common with Hindu festivals. Sikhism and its places of worship are distinct from all other religions in the area, including Hinduism and Islam.

The following are dates through 2030 for such Sikh festivals as the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib, Maghi, Hola Mohalla, Vaisakhi, Diwali, and more.

Year Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Maghi Hola Mohalla Vaisakhi (Birth Anniversary of Khalsa) Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Bandi Chhor Divas (Diwali) Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib
2015 Jan. 15 Jan. 24 Feb. 17 March 24 March 6 March 28 Oct. 13 Nov. 11
2016 Jan. 15 Feb. 12 March 7 March 24 April 8 April 15 Oct. 1 Oct. 30
2017 Jan. 14 Feb. 1 Feb. 24 March 13 March 28 April 5 Sept. 21 Oct. 19
2018 Jan. 14 Jan. 22 Feb. 13 March 1 March 18 March 25 Oct. 9 Nov. 6
2019 Jan. 15 Feb. 10 March 5 March 20 April 5 April 13 Sept. 29 Oct. 27
2020 Jan. 15 Jan. 29 Feb. 21 March 9 March 24 April 2 Oct. 17 Nov. 14
2021 Jan. 14 Feb. 16 March 11 March 29 April 12 April 21 Oct. 6 Nov. 4
2022 Jan. 14 Feb. 5 Feb. 28 March 18 April 1 April 10 Sept. 26 Oct. 24
2023 Jan. 15 Jan. 26 Feb. 18 March 7 March 22 March 30 Oct. 15 Nov. 12
2024 Jan. 15 Feb. 14 March 8 March 25 April 9 April 16 Oct. 3 Oct. 31
2025 Jan. 14 Feb. 2 Feb. 25 March 14 March 29 April 5 Sept. 22 Oct. 21
2026 Jan. 14 Jan. 23 Feb. 15 March 4 March 19 March 26 Oct. 11 Nov. 6
2027 Jan. 15 Feb. 11 March 6 March 22 April 7 April 15 Sept. 30 Oct. 29
2028 Jan. 15 Feb. 31 Feb. 23 March 10 March 27 April 3 Sept. 19 Oct. 17
2029 Jan. 14 Jan. 19 Feb. 11 Feb. 28 April 14 April 23 Oct. 8 Nov. 5
2030 Jan. 14 Feb. 7 March 2 March 19 April 3 April 12 Sept. 27 Oct. 26
NOTE: Dates for Sikh and Hindu holidays are determined according to the date of their observance in India.

What Are the 3 Major Holidays for Sikhism?

According to the Nanakshahi calendar, a solar calendar that includes 12 months beginning with the Sikh new year in March, these festivals are honored throughout the year and have spread across the globe, from Punjab to Portland, Portsmouth to Pakistan! These include the following key celebrations:

Vaisakhi

Originally a festival to express gratitude for good harvests, Vaisakhi also became a celebration of the Sikh Khalsa order, justice, and inclusivity.

Diwali

Also known as Bandi Chhor Divas, this celebration is dedicated to freedom for faithful Sikhs, commemorating the Guru Hargobind and his sacrifice for the ability to express the Sikh religion and follow their holy book openly, following in the footsteps of his martyred father, Guru Arjan Dev Ji.

Maghi

Maghi gives celebrants the opportunity to remember the bravery and sacrifice of the individuals who defended Guru Gobind Singh to the end against the imperial Mughal army in the 1700s, representing death and rebirth for all.

Gurpurbs

Additionally, there are several holidays that commemorate important events in the lives of former Gurus, aptly called Gurpurbs. These can range from birth date remembrances to significant acts done by the individual, and are just as crucial to the Sikh festival calendar as the main holidays!

Major Holidays
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