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Sikhs in the Square - Vaisakhi Celebrations 2019

Old Market Square, Nottingham, NG1 2BY
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Sikhs in the Square
Vaisakhi Celebrations and Nagar Kirtan Procession
Sunday 14 April 2019 | 9am – 4pm
Parade commences from the Forest Recreation Ground to Old Market Square at 10am


Join Nottingham's Sikh community in this auspicious year, celebrating the 550th birth anniversary of their founder, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

For Sikhs, Vaisakhi marks their New Year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa Panth in 1699 by their 10th Guru, Guru Gobind Singh and since then, the Khalsa panth has been a way of life for the Sikhs. It is also a spring harvest festival.

During Vaisakhi, colourful processions called Nagar Kirtans take place around the world.

Vaisakhi celebrations are open to all communities. All are welcome to take part in the procession or alternatively, to join the celebrations in the Old Market Square. Upon arrival in the Square, the event will start with formal prayers in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib Ji. There will be various activities taking place throughout the day including:

👳 Langar - Free vegetarian food for all

👳 Childrens Corner - Arts and Crafts to entertain the youngsters

👳 Turban Tying - Try having a turban tied or just see how it is done

👳 Gatka - Sikh martial art sword fighting displays

👳 Basics of Sikhi - Learn about the faith through discussions and talks

👳 Meditation and Music

The event is open to everyone - the Sikh community will be out in force and it is a great opportuinty for interaction with other communities in Nottingham.

 

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