This festival of Punjab usually takes place in March every year and is celebrated a day after Holi but can sometimes coincide with Holi too. The festival was founded by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru. There is a fair held at Anandpur Sahib, which is for three days but often participants come to spend a week and camp out, enjoying displays of fighting prowess, listening to kirtans, music and poetry. People sit together for the langars, vegetarian meals that are served to everyone. The festival concludes with a military style procession.
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