Thousands of people crowded the streets of Coventry on Sunday 24th April in celebration of Vaisakhi. This festival is especially important to the Sikh community. Vasakhi is a celebration of the establishment of Khalsa, otherwise known as the Sikh Brotherhood.
The celebration included donating to UK charities, including Zoe’s Place and Myton Hospice, before a congregation of thousands of Coventry citizens dressed in traditional Sikh clothing walked through the streets of Hillfields and Foleshill. Colourful floats accompanied the procession as it traveled from Nanaksar Gurdwara along Stoney Stanton Road.
The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Michael Hammon, attended the event and congratulated the Sikh community on their efforts in bringing the community together, not just the Sikh community, but members of all faiths, religions and beliefs