Holla Mohalla- Sikh Festival of Brotherhood and Bravery is a famous and colourful 3-day Sikh festival celebrated during spring (Northern hemisphere). While Hola means the charge of an army, Mohalla means an organised procession. Initiated by the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Hola Mohalla is the gathering of Sikhs to exhibit their martial arts, swordsmanship and horse-riding skills,the expertise of which was with Guru Gobind Singh Ji himself. It was he who felt that Holi had lost its meaning of brotherhood and coming together in the community, so he started the festival of Hola Mohalla, making it a similar celebration, but honouring the Khalsa custom.
Hola Mohalla has, thus, been known to mean fun and a jubilant procession of people, with people playing Gatka, a form of martial arts, enjoying the plethora of food which is served at various food stalls, and listening to soothing hymns, reciting the name of God.
Punjabi Vegetarian Meal
Punjabi cuisine is a culinary style originating in the Punjab, a region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, which is now divided between Punjab, India and Punjab, Pakistan. This cuisine has a rich tradition of many distinct and local ways of cooking. Distinctively Punjabi cuisine is known for its rich, buttery flavours along with the extensive vegetarian and meat dishes.
This weekend, we celebrate this rich cuisine with a vegetarian menu respecting the tradition of this festival. Join us this weekend and share the joy de vivre that the happy Punjabi’s are so well known for.