Sikh Holidays

Sikh religion is based on the principles of equality, tolerance, and peace. These principles are reflected in the holy book of Sikhs called Guru Granth Sahib. The founder of Sikhism was Guru Nanak who lived during the 15th century CE. He believed that there is only one God and that people should treat each other with respect regardless of their religious beliefs or social rank. After his death, his teachings were passed down by a succession of ten Gurus, culminating in the tenth Guru Gobind Singh who established a formal code for Sikhs which includes wearing uncut hair and carrying a sword as essential elements of faith.


Sikhs believe that following these principles will help lead to the ultimate goal of uniting humanity into a single community free


Sikh Holidays and Festivals


One of the most important Sikh holidays is Vaisakhi, which celebrates the start of the Sikh new year. This holiday also marks the day when Guru Gobind Singh founded the Khalsa, a group of dedicated Sikhs who are committed to defending their faith. Other popular Sikh holidays include Bandi Chhor Divas, which commemorates the release of Guru Hargobind from Mughal imprisonment, and Gurpurab, which celebrates the birthdays of the Gurus. Sikhs also celebrate a number of Hindu festivals, such as Diwali and Holi.


 


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