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Calendar 2005 to 2020

January

5 Birth Guru Gobind Singh Ji /23 Poh

13 = 1 Magh

31 Birth Guru Har Rai Ji /19 Magh


February

11 Birthday Sahibzada Ajit Singh Ji 30 Magh

12 = 1 Phagun

21 Saka Nankana Sahib /10 Phagun

21 Jaito Morcha

March

14 = 1 Chet Nanakshahi New Year

14 Gur Gadi Guru Har Rai Ji(??11/12) /1 Chet

15 Hola Mohalla

19 Joti Jot Guru Hargobind Ji 6 Chet

26 Hola Mohalla* 2005 15 Mar/2006 4 Mar/2007 22 Mar/2008

April

9 Birthday Sahibzada Jujhar Singh Ji / 27 Chet

14 Vaisakhi = 1 Vaisakh = Birth of Khalsa

16 Joti Jot Guru Angad Dev Ji / 3 Vaisakh

16 Gur Gadi Guru Amar Das Ji

16 Joti Jot Guru Har Krishan Ji

16 Gur Gadi Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

18 Birth Guru Angad Dev Ji / 5 Vaisakh

18 Birth Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

May

2 Birth Guru Arjan Dev Ji / 19 Vaisakh

15 = 1 Jeth

23 Birth Guru Amar Das Ji / 9 Jeh

June

11 Gur Gadi Guru Hargobind Ji / 28 Jeth

15 = 1 Harh

16 Shaheedi Guru Arjan Dev Ji / 2 Harh

July

2 Foundation of Sri Akal Takhat / 18 Harh

5 Birth Guru Hargobind Ji / 21 Harh

16 = 1 Saawan

23 Birth Guru Har Krishan Ji / 8 Saawan

August

8 = Morcha Guru Ka Bagh

16 = 1 Bhadon

30 Completion of Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Adi Granth) / 15 Bhadon

September

1 First Parkash Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji / 17 Bhadon

12 Battle of Saragarhi / 28 Bhadon

15 = 1 Assu

16 Joti Jot Guru Amar Das Ji / 2 Assu

16 Gur Gadi Guru Ram Das Ji

16 Joti Jot Guru Ram Das Ji

16 Gur Gadi Guru Arjan Dev Ji

18 Gur Gadi Guru Angad Dev Ji / 4 Assu

22 Joti Jot Guru Nanak Dev Ji / 8 Assu

October

9 Birth Guru Ram Das Ji / 25 Assu

15= 1 Katik

20 Joti Jot Guru Har Rai Ji / 6 Katik

20 Gur Gadi Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

20 Gur Gadi Guru Har Krishan Ji

21 Joti Jot Guru Gobind Singh Ji / 7 Katik

November

1 Bandi Chorr Divas (Diwali)* 2005 & 21 Oct /2006 9 Nov/2007 28 Oct/2008

14 = 1 Maghar

15 Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji* 2005 5 Nov/2006 24 Nov/2007 13 Nov/2008

24 Shaheedi Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji / 11 Maghar

24 Shaheedi Bhai Mati Das and Bhai Sati Das ji

24 Gur Gadi Guru Gobind Singh Ji

28 Birthday Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji /15 Maghar

December

12 Birthday Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji / 29 Maghar

14 = 1 Poh

21 Shaheedi Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Sahibzada Jujhar Singh , and other Shaheeds of Chamkaur Sahib / 8 Poh

26 Shaheedi Sahibzada Zorawar Singh, Sahibzada Fateh Singh, and Mata Gujri Ji / 13 Poh

Important dates in the Year

Important Events Nanakshahi Date Common Era Calendar
Birth of Guru Gobind Singh, the Tenth Sikh Guru 23 Poh 5 Jan
Birth of Guru Har Rai, the seventh Sikh 19 Magh 31 Jan
Guru Har Rai becomes the seventh Guru of the Sikhs
Nanakshahi New Year commences
Hola Mohalla festival
1 Chet 14 Mar
Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh Guru, passes away 6 Chet 19 Mar
Birth of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru and the founder of Sikhism Vaisakhi, the ordination of the Khalsa 1 Vaisakh 14 Apr
Guru Angad, the second Sikh Guru, passes away 3 ]]Vaisakh]] 16 Apr
Guru Amar Das becomes the third Guru of the Sikhs 3 Vaisakh 16 Apr
Guru Harkrishan, the eighth Guru of the Sikhs, passes away 3 Vaisakh 16 Apr
Guru Tegh Bahadur becomes the Ninth Guru of the Sikhs 3 Vaisakh 16 Apr
Birth of Guru Angad, the second Sikh Guru 5 Vaisakh 18 Apr
Birth of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru of the Sikhs 5 Vaisakh 18 Apr
Birth of Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh Guru 19 Vaisakh 2 May
Birth of Guru Amar Das, the third Sikh Guru 9 Jeth 23 May
Guru Hargobind becomes the sixth Guru of the Sikhs 28 Jeth 11 Jun
Guru Arjan, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs, in martyred by Chandu Shah in Lahore 2 Harh 16 Jun
Birth of Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh Guru 21 Harh 5 Jul
Guru Hargobind Sahib 6 Sawan 21 Jul
Guru Harkrishan Sahib 8 Sawan 23 Jul
Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh scripture, is installed at the Golden Temple for the first time 17 Bhadon 1 Sep
Guru Amar Das, the third Guru of the Sikhs, passes away 2 Asu 16 Sep
Guru Ram Das becomes the fourth Guru of the Sikhs 2 Asu 16 Sep
Guru Ramdas, the fourth Guru of the Sikhs, passes away 2 Asu 16 Sep
Guru Arjan becomes the fifth Guru of the Sikhs 2 Asu 16 Sep
Guru Angad becomes the second Guru of the Sikhs 4 Asu 18 Sep
Guru Nanak, the first Guru of the Sikhs, passes away 8 Asu 22 Sep
Birth of Guru Ramdas, the fourth Guru of the Sikhs 25 Asu 9 Oct
Guru Har Rai, the seventh Guru of the Sikhs, passes away 6 Katik 20 Oct
Guru Harkrishan becomes the eighth Guru of the Sikhs 6 Katik 20 Oct
Sovereignty of the Sikh Scripture (Guru Granth Sahib) declared as the Guru for all times to come by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and the last Sikh Guru 6 Katik 20 Oct
Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, passes away 7 Katik 21 Oct
Guru Gobind Singh becomes the tenth Guru of the Sikhs 11 Maghar 24 Nov
Guru Tegh Bahadur martyred in Delhi by Aurangzeb for defending the oppressed 11 Maghar 24 Nov
Ajit Singh and Jujhar Singh, the two elder sons of Guru Gobind Singh, martyred in the battle of Chamkaur 8 Poh 21 Dec
Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, the two younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh, executed in Sirhind 13 Poh 26 Dec


Length in Days of each Month

  • 11. Magh 30 starts in January
  • 12. Phagun 30/31
  • 1. Chet 31
  • 2. Vaisakh 31
  • 3. Jeth 31
  • 4. Harh 31
  • 5. Saavan 31
  • 6. Bhadon 30
  • 7. Asu 30
  • 8. Katik 30
  • 9. Maghar 30
  • 10. Poh 30 starts in December

Dates for the three moveable events

Movable dates for Sikh festivals (these change every year in line with the lunar phase)

Year Hola Mohalla Bandi Chhor Divas Parkash Guru Nanak
Moon phase Full moon New moon Full moon
2003 19 Mar 25 Oct 8 Nov
2004 7 Mar 12 Nov 26 Nov
2005 26 Mar 1 Nov 15 Nov
2006 15 Mar 21 Oct 5 Nov
2007 4 Mar 9 Nov 24 Nov
2008 22 Mar 28 Oct 13 Nov
2009 11 Mar 17 Oct 2 Nov
2010 1 Mar 5 Nov 21 Nov
2011 20 Mar 26 Oct 10 Nov
2012 9 Mar 13 Nov 28 Nov
2013 28 Mar 3 Nov 17 Nov
2014 17 Mar 23 Oct 6 Nov
2015 6 Mar 11 Nov 25 Nov
2016 24 Mar 30 Oct 14 Nov
2017 13 Mar 19 Oct 4 Nov
2018 2 Mar 7 Nov 23 Nov
2019 21 Mar 27 Oct 12 Nov
2020 10 Mar 14 Nov 30 Nov

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