Baba Bakala (March). Sikh pilgrimage to Bakala to commemorate the induction of the tenth Sikh guru, Gobind Singh.

Baisakhi (April or early May). Anniversary of the establishment of the Sikh Khalsa by the tenth Sikh guru, Gobind Singh, in 1699, celebrated with a morning of bathing and praying, followed by parades and distribution of sweet prasad in the afternoon.

Pinjore Mango Mela (early July). Gorge on mangoes at this annual two-day mango fest held in the Yadavindra Gardens in Pinjore.

Guru Nanak Jayanti (late Oct/early Nov). The birthday of the first Sikh guru is celebrated with a three-day reading of the Granth Sahib (Sikh holy scriptures) and processions in most Punjabi cities.

Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan (last weekend in Dec). Held in Jalandhar since 1875, this is the world’s oldest festival of Indian classical music, lasting three days, with no admission or accommodation fees.

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