Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vaisakhi 2011 in Gravesend

The Sikh community paraded through the streets of Gravesend, Kent this Saturday, as they do every year in April, to mark the festival of Vaisakhi.

Vaisakhi is one of the most significant holidays in the Sikh calendar and also marks the start of the Hindu solar new year.

A new Gurdwara (Sikh temple) has been under construction in Gravesend for several years now and is expected to be completed soon. The first Sikh settlers arrived in Gravesend as early as the 1920's.

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  1. I don't know what the music sounds like, but the faces are very handsome and the clothes are gorgeous!

    One of the great joys of immigrants arriving on our shores - new religious experiences, new music, better cuisines and, hopefully, greater tolerance for diversity.

    1. the music is very good also i play the drums for the people in the pictures