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Hola Mohalla

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Hola Mohalla is a Sikh festival that often falls in March and sometimes coincides with the Sikh New Year. 

This festival lasts

 

for a week. 

The focus is on displays of fighting prowess and bravery, followed by kirtan (call-and-response chanting), music and poetry.  The festivities end with a military-style procession. 

The first Hola Mohalla took place on 22nd February 1701 when Guru Gobend Singh oversaw a day of mock battles and poetry contests at Holgarth Fort.

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