India is a secular country and respects all religion in the same manner. Having diversity and unity allows Indians to celebrate Sikh festivals with a great pomp and show. The 20.8 million populations of Sikhs celebrate their festivals with great pride and equality.
Sikhism is one of the few religions that celebrate the birthday of their Gurus (teachers) as none less than a festival. In fact, the main celebrations in Sikhism revolve around the birthday of their Gurus. Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs, is considered very sacred and is comprised of teachings from all the gurus. The festivals celebrated by Sikhs in India are:
- Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
- Guru Ramdas Ji Birthday
- Guru Nanak Jayanti
- Guru Purab