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When is Vaisakhi Day 2012?

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Artistic Impression of Panj Pyare Preparing Amrit

Artistic Impression of Panj Pyare Preparing Amrit

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Question:

When is Vaisakhi Day 2012?

Vaisakhi (Baisakhi) Day is the number one Sikh holiday. Vaisakhi Day commemorates the anniversary of the first Amrit ceremony, and creation of the Panj Pyare and Khalsa order by Tenth Guru Gobind Singh. Following tradition, many Sikhs choose to be baptized and initiated into the Khalsa order on Vaisakhi Day. The holiday is observed with a worship service and other commemorative festivities which may include a nagar kirtan parade. Vaisakhi Day festivities take place during April.

When is Vaisakhi Day celebrated in 2012 Nanakshahi year 544?

Answer:

Vaisakhi Day is traditionally celebrated about mid April on the first day of the month Vaisakh of the Sikhism Nanakshahi calendar. Vaisakhi Day celebrations may be held for convenience sake during weekends or on Sundays from early to mid April. In 2012, Vaisakhi Day is officially observed on the first day of Vaisakh *April 13, 2012 ** Nanakshahi year 544.

Important Sikhism Commemorative Events 2012:

Free 2012 Golden Temple Gurpurab Calendar With Gurbani Quote

The 2012 (Nanakshahi Year 543 / 544) Sikhism gurpurab holiday calendar is based on Nanakshahi Calendar conversions and marked with commemorative dates from Sikh History. The free Sikhism events calendar 2012 features Gurbani quotes and exquisite photographs of the Golden Temple.

Gurpurab Holidays 2012 Nanakshahi 543 / 544

What Are 2012 Sikhism Holidays and Gurpurab Dates For Nanakshahi Year 544?

Gurpurab dates commemorate important events in the lives the ten gurus such as: Gurpurab dates may be observed as a festive or solemn occasion as historic events warrant. Many gurpurab dates are fixed, however some which correspond to festivals tied to the Indian astrological calendar and observed on different dates each year.

Other important Sikh holidays correspond to a revolving calendar and change every year including:

*Ongoing controversial amendments of the Nanakshahi calendar correlate with the ever fluctuating Indian calendar based on astrological predictions and lunar influences. Dating for 2012 Nanakshahi year 544 corresponds with the modern day Gregorian calendar in use in America and other Western countries.

**As of this writing Nanakshahi 544 calenders have not yet been released. Ongoing controversies may affect the dating of 2012 gurpurab celebrations. Check back in March of 2012, after Nanakshahi New Year, for updates.

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