|Fairs / Festivals November 2019|
|November 9, 2019||Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi||All India|
|November 12, 2019||Gurpurab||All India|
|November 14, 2019||Children's Day||All India|
Come November, and India is literally lit up with lights of different festivals. Let's take a peek into a few of them:
On the Islamic calendar, Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi festival falls on the same day every year but the date varies as the per the Gregorian calendar from year to year. This difference is due to the fact that the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar.
Guru Nanak Jayanthi is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of one of the youngest religions in the world, which gives the simple message of "Ik Onkar" meaning "We are all one, with the One Creator of all Creation. This festival is celebrated in Punjab with great fervour by the Sikhs, and also by Sikhs all over India, and the world.
The Gurupurab celebrations start 2 days prior, with the Akhand Path of the Guru Granth Sahib, meaning reading the holy scripture of the Sikhs without a break in between.
On the morning of Guru Nanak Jayanthi, a procession led by the Panj Pyares (5 armed guards) is taken out. Known as the 'Prabhat pheri', all the Sikhs participate in it with religious music playing on speakers in the moving convoy.
All the Sikhs sporting new clothes converge to the Gurudwaras nearby and participate in the prayers and kirtans held there.
The highlight of every Sikh festival is the Langar, meaning the open kitchen, where the rich and the poor alike go to partake in a meal. Many also offer seva in the langar, meaning to help in the kitchen, in preparing the food, in serving and in cleaning.
|Guru Nanak Jayanthi Calendar|
Children's day is celebrated on the 14th November every year. As a tribute Children's Day is celebrated on the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday. Lovingly called 'Chacha Nehru' which means Uncle Nehru by the kids, Jawaharlal Nehru gave emphasis to the significance of giving love and affection to children, who are the bright future of India. The main purpose of this day is to encourage the welfare of children all over the country.
|Children's Day Related Calendar|
|14 November||Tuesday||2017||14 November||Wednesday||2018||14 November||Thursday||2019|