Gurpurabs are days when the anniversary of a guru’s birth, death and gurgaddi or other important day are observed; marked by the holding of a festival. Observance of these anniversaries is an important feature of the Sikh way of life. This practice has been promoted by all Gurus after Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Gurpurbs are the birth anniversaries of all gurus, the Joti Jot days and the gurgaddi (succession), the martyrdom days of Guru Arjan and Guru Tegh Bahadur and of the young sons of Guru Gobind Singh. Other important gurpurbs include Baisakhi, which commemorates the creation of the Khalsa Panth and Basant Panchmi, the birth anniversary of Satguru Ram Singh.