Happy Hola Mohalla!

Published March 30th, 2021 - 07:07 GMT

Hola Mohalla, also called Hola, is a three-day-long Sikh festival that normally falls in March and takes place on the second day of the lunar month of Chett, a day after the Hindu spring festival Holi but sometimes coincides with Holi. Hola Mohalla is a big festive event for Sikhs around the world. 

The Guru made Hola Mahalla an occasion for the Sikhs to demonstrate their martial skills in simulated battles. This was probably done to forestall a grimmer struggle against the imperial power and channeling people's energy into a more useful activity.

This year, the Hola Mohalla Festival will be celebrated from 29th March to 31st March. The Hola Mohalla fair was started by the great Guru Gobind Singh of Punjab for the Sikhs to practice military exercises. Mock battles are also held during the three-day course period.

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Happy Holla Mohalla to you all

Happy Holla Mohalla to you all (Instagram)

The proud owner of the world's largest Turban

The proud owner of the world's largest Turban (Instagram)

These immortals (Akalis) bite like crocodiles (Nihangs) they don't play they fight (hola) and if they come charging (mohalla) you better get out of the way.

These immortals (Akalis) bite like crocodiles (Nihangs) they don't play they fight (hola) and if they come charging (mohalla) you better get out of the way. (Instagram)

Hola Mohalla is celebrated until March 31 this year

Hola Mohalla is celebrated until March 31 this year (Instagram)

Nihang #Sikhs perform Gatka and ride horses during #HolaMohalla festival.

Nihang #Sikhs perform Gatka and ride horses during #HolaMohalla festival. (Instagram)

Hola Mohalla is a 3 day long Sikh festival

Hola Mohalla is a 3 day long Sikh festival (Twitter)

Hola Mohalla is a 3 day long Sikh festival

Hola Mohalla is a 3 day long Sikh festival (Instagram)

Celebrations of Hola Mohalla! It is a festival of Nihangs during Holi celebrations

Celebrations of Hola Mohalla! It is a festival of Nihangs during Holi celebrations (Instagram)

Happy Holla Mohalla to you all
The proud owner of the world's largest Turban
These immortals (Akalis) bite like crocodiles (Nihangs) they don't play they fight (hola) and if they come charging (mohalla) you better get out of the way.
Hola Mohalla is celebrated until March 31 this year
Nihang #Sikhs perform Gatka and ride horses during #HolaMohalla festival.
Hola Mohalla is a 3 day long Sikh festival
Hola Mohalla is a 3 day long Sikh festival
Celebrations of Hola Mohalla! It is a festival of Nihangs during Holi celebrations
Happy Holla Mohalla to you all
Happy Holla Mohalla to you all (Instagram)
The proud owner of the world's largest Turban
The proud owner of the world's largest Turban (Instagram)
These immortals (Akalis) bite like crocodiles (Nihangs) they don't play they fight (hola) and if they come charging (mohalla) you better get out of the way.
These immortals (Akalis) bite like crocodiles (Nihangs) they don't play they fight (hola) and if they come charging (mohalla) you better get out of the way. (Instagram)
Hola Mohalla is celebrated until March 31 this year
Hola Mohalla is celebrated until March 31 this year (Instagram)
Nihang #Sikhs perform Gatka and ride horses during #HolaMohalla festival.
Nihang #Sikhs perform Gatka and ride horses during #HolaMohalla festival. (Instagram)
Hola Mohalla is a 3 day long Sikh festival
Hola Mohalla is a 3 day long Sikh festival (Twitter)
Hola Mohalla is a 3 day long Sikh festival
Hola Mohalla is a 3 day long Sikh festival (Instagram)
Celebrations of Hola Mohalla! It is a festival of Nihangs during Holi celebrations
Celebrations of Hola Mohalla! It is a festival of Nihangs during Holi celebrations (Instagram)