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12/25/17—Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday ???
Guru Gobind Singh was the tenth and last living of the Guru faith founded the ‘Khalsa’ brotherhood where the initiated adopted the five’k’s: Kangha (wooden comb), Kara (steel bracelets), Kirpan (sword), Kaccha (pair of shorts), and Kesh (long hair).

01/13/17—Lohri
Celebrated by igniting bonfires to mark the change from the decrease to increase in the sun.

01/31/17 - Guru Har Rai's Birthday

03/13/17—Hola Mohalla (Bikarami)
This day honors Guru Gobind Singh by having mock battles fought and martial arts displayed because of his struggle against tyranny.

04/14/17—Baisakhi
This day is to observe the first day of the solar year with an agricultural festival to celebrate the harvest especially in North India.

06/16/17—Martydom of Guru Arjan Dev
The fifth Guru, Martydom of Guru-Arjan Dev was the first Sikh martyr executed by the Mughal emperor Jehangir. He built the Golden Temple in Amritsar with doors facing all four directions to symbolize Sikh’s beliefs that
the temple was open to all, regardless of status.

07/05/16 - Birthday of Guru Hargobind???

07/23/16 - Birthday of Guru Har Krishen???

10/19/17—Diwali
Diwali translates to ‘row of lights’ signifying the Hindu New Year. The holiday lasts for five days: Day one is the New Year for business; Day two is the triumph of god Vishnu over the evil demon; Day three is the Lakshmi, the goodness of prosperity visits homes lit by lamps; Day four is the Bali worship day; Day five is devoted to brothers and sisters.

11/4/17—Guru Nanak’s Birthday (Bikarami)
Guru Nanak was the first of the Ten Gurus of the Sikh faith and is also responsible for founding Sikh.

11/24/16—Martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur ???
Martyrdom Guru Teg Bahadur was the ninth of the Ten Sikh Gurus and executed in Delhi by the Mughal emperor. He died for the Sikh faith as well as religious freedom