October 20 Installation of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

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Installation of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji   (Sikhism)

Installation of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji: This date celebrates the passing on of the Guruship to the Holy Scriptures by the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

June 16 Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji

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Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji   (Sikhism)

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563 – 1606) Guru Arjan Dev ji was the first Sikh Martyr and the fifth Guru.  He built the Harimandir Sahib (home of the divine) in which Sikhs could meet to learn, in the town of Amritsar (Pool of Nectar).  To emphasize that the Sikh way was open to all, regardless of caste, he constructed the Gurdwara with doors facing all four directions.  Sikhs remember Guru Arjan Dev [...]

April 14 Vaisakhi

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Vaisakhi   (Sikhism)

Vaisakhi (Anniversary of the birth of the Khalsa) is important for Sikhs because on this day in 1699, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru, removed the direct connection between Sikhs and the Divine.  Guru Gobind Singh Ji also created teh Khalsa Panth, the fellowship of the Pure.  Khalsa brothers are given the name Singh(lion) and sisters are Kaur (lioness).

March 14 Sikh New Year’s Day

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Sikh New Year's Day   (Sikhism)

Sikh New Year's Day –this year begiining the year of 544 of the Nanakshahi Era.

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