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Vaisakhi Day in the Midlands

Sikhs will come together this weekend to celebrate one of the most important days in their faith's calendar.

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Streets of colour at Vaisakhi Day celebrations in Derby

The celebrations were marked by displays of traditional martial arts

Thousands of Sikhs gathered in Derby today to celebrate the Sikh New Year, Vaisakhi Day.

The celebrations were marked by displays of traditional martial arts, from Sikhs of all ages.

Vaisakhi Day is the biggest day in the Sikh calendar

The biggest day in the Sikh calendar is the start of the new year, a time for celebration and for prayer, and almost 10,000 people were there.

Almost 10,000 people gathered in Derby today

It was one of the largest Vaisakhi celebrations this weekend, and after the ceremonial displays, the thousands of devoted Sikhs paraded from the temple through the street of Derby.

Sikhs of all ages were taking part in the celebrations in Derby

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