Celebration of Birth of Khalsa (Vaisakhi) at our square with a number of Sikh activities, showcasing Sikhi culture, history and tradition.
The event programme will include Shabad kirtan (spiritual music), langar (food), turban tying, folk music, stage plays, martial arts, children’s activities, and much more!
There will be lots of volunteers able to provide information and help on the day, so come along and enjoy our festival of Vaisakhi.
#SikhVaisakhi is a festival to celebrate the birth of the Khalsa. Often it is misrepresented as a harvest festival or even the Sikh new year.
In April 1699 the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji tested the commitment of thousands of Sikhs. The first five to pass his test, were initiated into a new order, called the Khalsa. These men five men came to be known as the Panj Pyare (five beloved).