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The Sikh Calendar

The Nanakshahi (Punjabi: ਨਾਨਕਸ਼ਾਹੀ, nānakashāhī) calendar is a tropical solar calendar that was adopted by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee to determine the dates for important Sikh events. It was designed by Pal Singh Purewal to replace the Saka calendar and has been in use since 1998. The epoch of this calendar is the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Nanak Dev Ji in 1469. New Year’s Day falls annually on what is March 14 in the Gregorian Western calendar.

Calendars are important because they help us organize celebrations across the Sikh diaspora.  Many of the Sikh holidays occur on the same date each year, while some move around, namely Hola Mohalla, Bandi Chhor Divas, and Parkash Guru Nanak Sahib.

Month       Begins

Chet           March 14
Vaisakh      April 14
Jeth            May 15
Harh          June 15
Sawan       July 16
Bhadon     August 16
Asu           September 15
Katik         October 15
Maghar     November 14
Poh           December 14
Magh        January 13
Phagan     February 12

For more info
BBC Calendar
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