Sikh Calendar

Sikh calendar for 2010

All dates are shown using the Gregorian (Western) calendar. Most Sikh festival dates are now determined by the Nanakshahi calendar, which gives fixed dates for festivals. Some festivals are still fixed according to the older solar calendar and the dates of these vary from year to year.

Jan Tue 5

Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708) was the tenth and last of the Sikh Gurus. He instituted the Five Ks and established the Order of the Khalsa.


Jan Sun 31

Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Har Rai (1630-1661) was the seventh of the Sikh Gurus.


Mar Mon 1

Hola Mohalla (Lunar Calendar)

Hola Mohalla is three day festival of military exercises and mock battles, together with religious discussions and devotional music, at Anandpur Sahib on the day after Holi.


Apr Tue 13

Vaisakhi

The Sikh New Year Festival, which also commemmorates the founding of the Khalsa by the tenth Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) in 1699. Also spelled Baisakhi.


Apr Wed 14

Birthday of Guru Nanak (Nanakshahi calendar)

The founder of the Sikh religion was born on 14 April 1469. This festival is also currently celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, but this may change.

Hola Mohalla (Nanakshahi Calendar)

Hola Mohalla is currently celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, but this may change.


Apr Sun 18

Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Angad Dev (1504-1552) was the second of the Sikh Gurus.

Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-1675) was the ninth of the Sikh Gurus.


May Sun 2

Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Arjan Dev (1563-1606) was the fifth of the Sikh Gurus


May Sun 23

Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Amar Das (1479-1574) was the third of the Sikh Gurus.


Jun Wed 16

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Arjan Dev was the fifth Sikh Guru and the first Sikh martyr. He also compiled all of the past Gurus’ writings into one book, which is now the Sikh holy scripture: the Guru Granth Sahib.


Jul Mon 5

Birthday of Guru Hargobind (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Hargobind (1595-1644) was the sixth of the Sikh Gurus.


Jul Fri 23

Birthday of Guru Har Krishen (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Har Krishan (1656-1664) was the eighth of the Sikh Gurus.


Oct Sat 9

Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Ram Das (1534-1581) was the fourth of the Sikh Gurus.


Nov Fri 5

Diwali

For Sikhs, Diwali is particularly important because it celebrates the release from prison of the sixth guru, Guru Hargobind, and 52 other princes with him, in 1619.


Nov Sun 21

Birthday of Guru Nanak (Lunar Calendar)

This festival may be celebrated by some on the date fixed by the Nanakshahi calendar: April 14


Nov Wed 24

Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth Sikh Guru and is honoured as a champion of religious freedom. He was executed in 1675 for refusing to convert to Islam.


Sikh calendar for 2011

Jan Wed 5

Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708) was the tenth and last of the Sikh Gurus. He instituted the Five Ks and established the Order of the Khalsa.


Jan Mon 31

Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Har Rai (1630-1661) was the seventh of the Sikh Gurus.


Mar Sun 20

Hola Mohalla (Lunar Calendar)

Hola Mohalla is three day festival of military exercises and mock battles, together with religious discussions and devotional music, at Anandpur Sahib on the day after Holi.


Apr Wed 13

Vaisakhi

The Sikh New Year Festival, which also commemmorates the founding of the Khalsa by the tenth Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) in 1699. Also spelled Baisakhi.


Apr Thu 14

Birthday of Guru Nanak (Nanakshahi calendar)

The founder of the Sikh religion was born on 14 April 1469. This festival is also currently celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, but this may change.

Hola Mohalla (Nanakshahi Calendar)

Hola Mohalla is currently celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, but this may change.


Apr Mon 18

Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Angad Dev (1504-1552) was the second of the Sikh Gurus.

Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-1675) was the ninth of the Sikh Gurus.


May Mon 2

Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Arjan Dev (1563-1606) was the fifth of the Sikh Gurus


May Mon 23

Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Amar Das (1479-1574) was the third of the Sikh Gurus.


Jun Thu 16

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Arjan Dev was the fifth Sikh Guru and the first Sikh martyr. He also compiled all of the past Gurus’ writings into one book, which is now the Sikh holy scripture: the Guru Granth Sahib.


Jul Tue 5

Birthday of Guru Hargobind (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Hargobind (1595-1644) was the sixth of the Sikh Gurus.


Jul Sat 23

Birthday of Guru Har Krishen (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Har Krishan (1656-1664) was the eighth of the Sikh Gurus.


Oct Sun 9

Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Ram Das (1534-1581) was the fourth of the Sikh Gurus.


Oct Wed 26

Diwali

For Sikhs, Diwali is particularly important because it celebrates the release from prison of the sixth guru, Guru Hargobind, and 52 other princes with him, in 1619.


Nov Thu 10

Birthday of Guru Nanak (Lunar Calendar)

This festival may be celebrated by some on the date fixed by the Nanakshahi calendar: April 14


Nov Thu 24

Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth Sikh Guru and is honoured as a champion of religious freedom. He was executed in 1675 for refusing to convert to Islam.


Sikh calendar for 2012

Jan Thu 5

Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708) was the tenth and last of the Sikh Gurus. He instituted the Five Ks and established the Order of the Khalsa.


Jan Tue 31

Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Har Rai (1630-1661) was the seventh of the Sikh Gurus.


Mar Fri 9

Hola Mohalla (Lunar Calendar)

Hola Mohalla is three day festival of military exercises and mock battles, together with religious discussions and devotional music, at Anandpur Sahib on the day after Holi.


Apr Fri 13

Vaisakhi

The Sikh New Year Festival, which also commemmorates the founding of the Khalsa by the tenth Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) in 1699. Also spelled Baisakhi.


Apr Sat 14

Birthday of Guru Nanak (Nanakshahi calendar)

The founder of the Sikh religion was born on 14 April 1469. This festival is also currently celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, but this may change.

Hola Mohalla (Nanakshahi Calendar)

Hola Mohalla is currently celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, but this may change.


Apr Wed 18

Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Angad Dev (1504-1552) was the second of the Sikh Gurus.

Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-1675) was the ninth of the Sikh Gurus.


May Wed 2

Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Arjan Dev (1563-1606) was the fifth of the Sikh Gurus


May Wed 23

Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Amar Das (1479-1574) was the third of the Sikh Gurus.


Jun Sat 16

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Arjan Dev was the fifth Sikh Guru and the first Sikh martyr. He also compiled all of the past Gurus’ writings into one book, which is now the Sikh holy scripture: the Guru Granth Sahib.


Jul Thu 5

Birthday of Guru Hargobind (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Hargobind (1595-1644) was the sixth of the Sikh Gurus.


Jul Mon 23

Birthday of Guru Har Krishen (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Har Krishan (1656-1664) was the eighth of the Sikh Gurus.


Oct Tue 9

Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Ram Das (1534-1581) was the fourth of the Sikh Gurus.


Nov Tue 13

Diwali

For Sikhs, Diwali is particularly important because it celebrates the release from prison of the sixth guru, Guru Hargobind, and 52 other princes with him, in 1619.


Nov Sat 24

Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth Sikh Guru and is honoured as a champion of religious freedom. He was executed in 1675 for refusing to convert to Islam.


Nov Wed 28

Birthday of Guru Nanak (Lunar Calendar)

This festival may be celebrated by some on the date fixed by the Nanakshahi calendar: April 14


Sikh calendar for 2013

Jan Sat 5

Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708) was the tenth and last of the Sikh Gurus. He instituted the Five Ks and established the Order of the Khalsa.


Jan Thu 31

Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Har Rai (1630-1661) was the seventh of the Sikh Gurus.


Mar Thu 28

Hola Mohalla (Lunar Calendar)

Hola Mohalla is three day festival of military exercises and mock battles, together with religious discussions and devotional music, at Anandpur Sahib on the day after Holi.


Apr Sat 13

Vaisakhi

The Sikh New Year Festival, which also commemmorates the founding of the Khalsa by the tenth Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) in 1699. Also spelled Baisakhi.


Apr Sun 14

Birthday of Guru Nanak (Nanakshahi calendar)

The founder of the Sikh religion was born on 14 April 1469. This festival is also currently celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, but this may change.

Hola Mohalla (Nanakshahi Calendar)

Hola Mohalla is currently celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, but this may change.


Apr Thu 18

Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Angad Dev (1504-1552) was the second of the Sikh Gurus.

Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-1675) was the ninth of the Sikh Gurus.


May Thu 2

Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Arjan Dev (1563-1606) was the fifth of the Sikh Gurus


May Thu 23

Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Amar Das (1479-1574) was the third of the Sikh Gurus.


Jun Sun 16

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Arjan Dev was the fifth Sikh Guru and the first Sikh martyr. He also compiled all of the past Gurus’ writings into one book, which is now the Sikh holy scripture: the Guru Granth Sahib.


Jul Fri 5

Birthday of Guru Hargobind (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Hargobind (1595-1644) was the sixth of the Sikh Gurus.


Jul Tue 23

Birthday of Guru Har Krishen (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Har Krishan (1656-1664) was the eighth of the Sikh Gurus.


Oct Wed 9

Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Ram Das (1534-1581) was the fourth of the Sikh Gurus.


Nov Sun 3

Diwali

For Sikhs, Diwali is particularly important because it celebrates the release from prison of the sixth guru, Guru Hargobind, and 52 other princes with him, in 1619.


Nov Sun 17

Birthday of Guru Nanak (Lunar Calendar)

This festival may be celebrated by some on the date fixed by the Nanakshahi calendar: April 14


Nov Sun 24

Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth Sikh Guru and is honoured as a champion of religious freedom. He was executed in 1675 for refusing to convert to Islam.


Sikh calendar for 2014

Jan Sun 5

Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708) was the tenth and last of the Sikh Gurus. He instituted the Five Ks and established the Order of the Khalsa.


Jan Fri 31

Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Har Rai (1630-1661) was the seventh of the Sikh Gurus.


Mar Mon 17

Hola Mohalla (Lunar Calendar)

Hola Mohalla is three day festival of military exercises and mock battles, together with religious discussions and devotional music, at Anandpur Sahib on the day after Holi.


Apr Sun 13

Vaisakhi

The Sikh New Year Festival, which also commemmorates the founding of the Khalsa by the tenth Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) in 1699. Also spelled Baisakhi.


Apr Mon 14

Birthday of Guru Nanak (Nanakshahi calendar)

The founder of the Sikh religion was born on 14 April 1469. This festival is also currently celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, but this may change.

Hola Mohalla (Nanakshahi Calendar)

Hola Mohalla is currently celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, but this may change.


Apr Fri 18

Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Angad Dev (1504-1552) was the second of the Sikh Gurus.

Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-1675) was the ninth of the Sikh Gurus.


May Fri 2

Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Arjan Dev (1563-1606) was the fifth of the Sikh Gurus


May Fri 23

Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Amar Das (1479-1574) was the third of the Sikh Gurus.


Jun Mon 16

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Arjan Dev was the fifth Sikh Guru and the first Sikh martyr. He also compiled all of the past Gurus’ writings into one book, which is now the Sikh holy scripture: the Guru Granth Sahib.


Jul Sat 5

Birthday of Guru Hargobind (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Hargobind (1595-1644) was the sixth of the Sikh Gurus.


Jul Wed 23

Birthday of Guru Har Krishen (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Har Krishan (1656-1664) was the eighth of the Sikh Gurus.


Oct Thu 9

Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Ram Das (1534-1581) was the fourth of the Sikh Gurus.


Oct Thu 23

Diwali

For Sikhs, Diwali is particularly important because it celebrates the release from prison of the sixth guru, Guru Hargobind, and 52 other princes with him, in 1619.


Nov Thu 6

Birthday of Guru Nanak (Lunar Calendar)

This festival may be celebrated by some on the date fixed by the Nanakshahi calendar: April 14


Nov Mon 24

Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)

Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth Sikh Guru and is honoured as a champion of religious freedom. He was executed in 1675 for refusing to convert to Islam.

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