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|Festival||Date Observed [from year to year dates vary](2007)||Description|
|Parkash Utsav||January 31||This festival's name, when translated, means the celebration of the Divine Light, or Divine Knowledge|
|Lohri||January 13||Lohri is a harvest festival, originally celebrated in Punjab. Although it has nothing to do with the sikh religion but sikhs being the predominant farmers in Punjab makes it look like a Sikh festival. Nowadays it is celebrated more as a tradition than anything else. Any beliefs that Lohri is celebrated only at the birth of a boy is because of the discrimination of women faced in old Hindu societies, the very thing opposed strongly and outrightly by all Sikh Gurus and other saints like Kabir. Nowadays even at the birth of a daughter some families celebrate Lohri. Lohri would be more correctly termed a Punjabi festival rather than a Sikh festival.|
|Maghi||January 13||Maghi commemorates the martyrdom of the "Forty Immortals," forty followers of Guru Gobind Singh who had previously deserted him, fought bravely against overwhelming Mughal army forces and were martyred in Muktsar. Guru Gobind Singh blessed them as having achieved mukti (liberation) and cremated them at Muktsar. Muktsar where an annual fair is held.|
|Holi/Hola Mohalla||March 3 (Holi) March 4(Hola Mohalla)||In Punjab it is celebrated for the Birth of the Khalsa, or Sikh religion. Vaisakhi is celebrated at a large scale at Harimandar Sahib, Amritsar. In Canada, USA, and other Sikh and Hindu populated areas, South Asians come together for a public mela or parade, and enjoy free food of all sorts of Indian cuisine. The main part of the mela is where a local Sikh Temple ( Gurdwara ) has a beauitful Indian theme float where the Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh Holy Book) is located and everyone must offer their prayers by touching the float.|
|Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib||June 16||Guru Arjan Dev Sahib was martyred on this day, according to the Nanakshahi calendar.|
|Parkash Divas||September 1||Parkash Divas is the day where the Guru Granth Sahib was instituted. Sikhs go to a local temple for a prayer, and hymns.|
|Diwali/Bandi Chod Divas||November 9||On the day of the Hindu festival Diwali, Sikhs celebrate the Bandi Chod Divas. It celebrates the release of Guru Hargobind Singh from Gwalior Fort with him freeing 52 other kings as well. It is celebrated by lightning divas and going to a Gurdwara to listen to gurbani.|
|Guru Nanak Ji's Jayanthi||November 24||On this day Guru Nanak was born in Nanakana, a small town in Pakistan. Every year Sikhs go to a Gurdwara and offer their prayers there. Sometimes divas are lit in front of the Gurdwara, in honor of the Guru Jis Birthday.|
|Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib||November 24||On this day Guru Tegh Bahadur was martyred when he refused to convert to Islam. On this day Sikhs go to a Gurdwara for a prayer.|
chapar festival( sep)