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Bandi Chhor Diwas (Diwali)

Not only Hindus, but Sikhs also celebrate Diwali as Bandi Chhor Diwas, an important festival. Bandi Chhor Diwas ("Day of Liberation") is a Sikh festival which occurs during the month of Ashvin in the Indian lunisolar calendar, around the new moon day (Amavasya). This usually falls in November. Bandi Chhor Diwas and Diwali are separate festivals and the events actually fall on different days; however, commonly in the popular calendars, they are celebrated on the same day. For this reason, many people often think of these events as if they are the same. In real terms, the day of release of the sixth Guru with the 52 kings was actually a few days before Diwali in 1619.

 
 
 
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