Images: Vaisakhi Festival takes place in Leicester

Thousands of Sikhs took to the streets of Leicester today to celebrate one of the most important dates on their calendar.

Dozens of brightly-decorated floats led thousands of revellers through the city, with many wearing orange attire.

The Vaisakhi parade started at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Holy Bones, at noon.

The parade traditionally symbolises the harvest festival in the Punjab.

Credit: ITV News Central
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Vaisakhi Festival in Leicester

One of the most important Sikh festivals is being held in Leicester today. The Vaisakhi festival is a long established event symbolising the harvest in the Punjab.