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World Religions Summative ISU

Sikhism; Festivals/Holidays
Judaism; History
Judaism; Places of Worship
Judaism; Festivals/Holidays
Judaism; Concept of G-d/Beliefs
Judaism; Key figures
Judaism; Scriptures
Christianity; History
Christianity; Places of Worship
Christianity; Festivals/Holidays
Christianity; Concept of God/Beliefs
Christianity; Key Figures
Christianity; Scriptures
Islam; History
Islam; Places of Worship
Islam; Festivals/Holidays
Islam; Concepts of God/Beliefs
Islam; Key Figures
Islam; Scriptures
Sikhism; History
Sikhism; Places of Worships
Sikhism; Festivals/Holidays
Sikhism; Concept of God/Beliefs
Sikhism; Key Figures
Sikhism; Scriptures

There are two types of Sikh festivals, one type is connected with the lives of the gurus called gurpurbs and the other one is called jore melas.

This is a holy day that is related to the birth or death of one of the gurus. The birthday of Guru Nanak is a gurpurb. gurpurb takes place in November ansd is concidered to be the most important of all gurpurbs. This celebration can last for three days and the central feature of the festival is the akhand path (a continuous reading of the Guru Granth Sahib for two days). It is followed by a regular morning service. During the festival, lectures and speeches explain the importance of the event and the guru's contributoion to the Sikh faith. Langar is served.

Jore Melas:
There are a number of these types of festivals including Baisakhi, Diwali, and Hola Mohalla. Jore Melas provide the opportunity for Sikhs to gather together.