Guru Purab, Punjab
The birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder guru of the Sikhs, is celebrated with great fervour by Sikhs. At Nankana Sahib (the birth place of Guru Nanak now in Lahore), a grand fair and festival is held, and Sikhs in thousand congregate here from India and abroad. Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture, is continuously read and recited in the Gurudwaras ('Akhand path') all over the country, lamps are lighted, processions are taken out, free langars (meals) are arranged and prasad (holy food) is distributed. Guru Purab celebrations at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, are impressive.