How are you celebrating Vaisakhi this year?

How are you celebrating Vaisakhi this year?

How are you celebrating Vaisakhi this year?


Millions of Sikhs around the world will celebrate the centuries-old festival of Vaisakhi this week, one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar. UK being the hub of multiculturalism will see several processions and celebrations taking place this weekend in reverence of Vaisakhi (14th April).

To be a part of the colourful celebrations Here and Now 365 tells you the most popular events you can be a part of:

Vaisakhi 2016

The Mayor of London will be hosting the annual Vaisakhi event at City Hall, celebrating the culture and heritage of Sikhism with folk dances, music and food.

Date: Saturday 09 April 2016
Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA, United Kingdom
Tickets: This is a free event


Southall Nagar Kirtan

Thousands of Sikhs in Southall will be holding a religious procession as part of the annual event which has been held for the last 40 years in UK from Park Avenue Gurdwara through the streets of the surrounding area in celebration of Vaisakhi. They will be giving away free food to all and singing hymns, with displays of martial-arts.

Date: Sunday 10 April 2016
Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: From Havelock Road Gurdwara to Park Avenue Gurdwara
Tickets: This is a free event


Vaisakhi in the Park

Birmingham’s sizeable Sikh community means there is a big party in the city each year to mark the religious festival. Organisers say more than 100,000 people are expected to attend the Vaisakhi in the Park event

Date: Sunday 26 April 2016
Time: 11am-6.30pm
Venue: Handsworth Park
Tickets: Free

Southampton Vaisakhi Procession

The annual celebration will begin with raising the Nishan Sahib (Sikh National flag) at the Civic Centre.

Date: 17th April
Time: 1pm
Venue: Gurdwara Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, 7 St. Mark’s Road, Southampton
Tickets: Free


Here and Now 365 has always prided itself for promoting multiculturalism and celebrating the ethnic diversity of the UK.


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