Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab

The founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak, ¬†was born in 1469 in the north-west of India, (what is now Pakistan.)¬† He would go on to become the first of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism. In 2022 the celebration of the birth of Guru Nanak is November 8. The day is also referred to as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Jayanti.

Most Canadians of Indian heritage who live in Canada are Sikhs, including many students at Lord Tweedsmuir, and communities throughout Surrey and Greater Vancouver. If you are not Sikh, learn more about Guru Nanak, Sikhism, and the Sikh community. What a great way to better understand your friends, neighbours and fellow Canadians.

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Diwali

Diwali is celebrated by millions of people in India, Canada and around the world. Hundreds of millions of Hindus celebrate “the Festival of Lights.” People of other faiths, including Sikhism, also celebrate. For Sikhs the festival has added significance as¬†it generally coincides with a Sikh¬†celebration known as Bandi¬†Chhor Divas. Many people will celebrate a five day festival from November 12 to 16 in 2020, with the main celebration of Diwali on November 14. However, it may be celebrated at different times, and in different ways, by various groups in India and in the Indian diaspora.

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For more on Diwali, check out:

Diwali

Source: SikhWiki

Diwali is celebrated by millions of people in India, Canada and around the world. Hundreds of millions of Hindus celebrate “the Festival of Lights.” People of other faiths, including Sikhism, also celebrate. For Sikhs the festival has added significance as¬†it generally coincides with a Sikh¬†celebration known as Bandi¬†Chhor Divas. For more on Diwali check out:

source: province.com

Diwali

Source: SikhWiki

Diwali is celebrated by millions of people in India, Canada and around the world. Hundreds of millions of Hindus celebrate “the Festival of Lights.” People of other faiths, including Sikhism, also celebrate. For Sikhs the festival has added significance as¬†it generally coincides with a Sikh¬†celebration known as Bandi¬†Chhor Divas. For more on Diwali check out:

source: province.com

Guru Nanak

The founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak, ¬†was born in April of 1469 in north-west India, (what is now Pakistan.)¬† He would go on to become the first of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism. Although his birthday was in April, the Guru’s birth¬†is celebrated in November on the day of the full moon. (As such, the date will vary from year to year on the solar calendar, like other lunar based holidays.)

source: SikhiWiki
source: SikhiWiki

Most Canadians of Indian heritage who live in Canada are Sikhs, including many students at Lord Tweedsmuir, and communities throughout Surrey and Greater Vancouver.

For more on Guru Nanak and Sikhism, check out the SikhiWiki, the online “Encyclopedia of the Sikhs.”

Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak was born in April of 1469 in north-west India, (what is now Pakistan.)  He would go on to become the founder of Sikhism as the first of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism. Although his birthday was in April, it is celebrated in November on the day of the full moon. (As such, the date will vary from year to year on the solar calendar, like other lunar based holidays.)

source: Wikimedia Commons / Creative Commons

Most Canadians of Indian heritage who live in Canada are Sikhs, including many students at Lord Tweedsmuir, and communities throughout Surrey and Greater Vancouver.

For more on Guru Nanak and Sikhism, check out the SikhWiki, the online “Encyclomedia of the Sikhs.”

Diwali

Source: SikhWiki

Diwali is celebrated by millions of people in India, Canada and around the world. Hundreds of millions of Hindus celebrate “the Festival of Lights.” People of other faiths, including Sikhism, also celebrate. For Sikhs the festival has added significance as¬†it generally coincides with a Sikh¬†celebration known as Bandi¬†Chhor Divas. For more on Diwali check out:

source: province.com