Festivals commemorate significant moments in every religion’s calendar. Sikh festivals can involve processions, dancing, lights and fireworks.
Why are festivals important to believers?
They remember important events and teachings
They make people forget about their religion
People can spend a lot of money and enjoy themselves
Why is Baisakhi important for Sikhs?
It is a harvest festival
It's the celebration of the founding of the Khalsa in 1699
It's a celebration of spring
When is Baisakhi celebrated?
13 or 14 April
How is Baisakhi celebrated?
By holding a fair
By exchanging presents
At gurdwaras where there are amrit ceremonies and the Nishan Sahib is replaced
Why is Divali important for Sikhs?
It marks the birth of Guru Gobind Singh
It marks the release of Guru Hargobind from prison
It marks the rescue of Sita from Sri Lanka
How many princes were freed with Guru Hargobind?
How is Divali celebrated?
The Nishan Sahib is changed
Amrit ceremonies are held
Firework displays and the exchange of gifts
What is a gurpurb?
A festival that celebrates the lives of the Gurus
The festival of lights
A harvest festival
Which gurpurb is a major celebration?
Guru Nanak's birthday
How are gurpurbs celebrated?
With firework displays
Episodes from the Guru's life are shared, an akhand path is held and there may be a procession
By sharing gifts