Sikh faith founder parade

Tens of thousands of people will parade through Leicester today to mark the birth of the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

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Nagar Kirtan procession underway in Leicester

Float leaving the Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara in East Park Road Credit: ITV News Central/Phil Brewster
Hundreds gathered to mark the start of the procession at 11:30am Credit: ITV News Central/Phil Brewster
The parade will weave its way through the city this afternoon Credit: ITV News Central/Phil Brewster
Today's celebrations are to mark the birth of the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak Dev Ji Credit: ITV News Central/Phil Brewster

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Road closures in Leicester for Sikh parade

The following roads will be closed throughout the day as tens of thousands of people parade through Leicester to mark the birth of the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

There will be a rolling programme of road closures starting from 11:30am, along the route which is:

  • East Park Road
  • St Peter’s Road
  • Sparkenhoe Street
  • Swain Street
  • Charles Street
  • Northampton Street
  • Granby Street
  • Gallowtree Gate
  • East Gates
  • High Street
  • St Nicholas Place
  • Vaughan Way
  • Great Central Street

The parade will end at around 3pm.

Thousands parade through Leicester for Sikh founder

The procession through the city in 2010 Credit: ITV News Central

Tens of thousands of people are expected to parade through the streets in Leicester this lunchtime to celebrate the birth of the founder of the Sikh faith.

Nagar Kirtan is a religious procession to mark the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. A number of rolling road closures will take place from 11:00am and throughout the afternoon as the parade passes through the city.

For more information on the route visit the Leicestershire Police website.

The Nagar Kirtan parade celebrates the birth of the father of the SIkh faith Credit: ITV News Central
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