Hola Mohalla

Hola Mohalla

Hola Mohalla, celebrated by Sikhs on the first day of the lunar month of Chet in the Sikh calendar, is inspired by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru. It’s a time for Sikhs to unite in a spirit of brotherhood, strength, bravery, and community. Gathering at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab, revellers show off their martial arts skills and more, with parades leading to a place where everyone can watch (or join!) a ‘mock battle’ – which is actually what the term “Hola Mohalla” translates to!


But it’s not just a show of physical strength; Hola Mohalla is a way for the Sikh community to bond and remember their history. It’s particularly special for the Nihang Sikhs, known for their warrior skills and traditional dress. The festival also takes place in various locations, celebrated by Sikh communities both in India and worldwide – with tasty meals and recitements of the histories of the Sikh Gurus.


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Learn More: www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Hola_Mahalla

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