The spring season is ushered in by the Hola Mohalla at Anandpur
Sahib. The Festival has great historical importance as it observes the militarization of Sikh followers into the order of Nihangs (warriors) by Guru Gobind at
Celebrated on the day after Holi, the festival makes for a thrilling vision. Martial arts like archery, sword fencing, clever horse-riding, tent-pegging, and the deft handling of other martial contraptions are displayed by the Nihangs. The festivities close with a ritual procession taken through the township and conclude in langar
(The Common Kitchen).