Guru Tegh Bahadur is the ninth of the ten Gurus (prophets), referred to as the ninth Nanak, of the Sikh religion. He was a martyr for religious freedom. His death is remembered on November 24th of each year.
Memorials are held with the remembrance of religious freedom and to practice one's belief without fear of persecution from Muslims. This restricted holiday allows government and businesses to remain open.
Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth of 10 prophets in the Sikh religion. He was known for his poetic hymns as his spiritual revelations. His public beheading in 1675 was due to his resistance of forced conversions to Islam from the Hindus in Kashmir and refusing himself to Islam conversion.
India Major Holidays:
Date of Guru Tegh Bahadurs Martyrdom Day
2015 - Tuesday, November 24
2016 - Thursday, November 24
2017 - Friday, November 24
2018 - Saturday, November 24
2019 - Sunday, November 24
2020 - Tuesday, November 24
Provides calendars for the calendar year for India.