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Vaisakhi Festival in Birmingham

One of the most important Sikh festivals is being held in Handsworth, Birmingham on Sunday. The Vaisakhi festival is a long established event symbolising the harvest in the Punjab.

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Vaisakhi celebrations to take place in Birmingham

Vaisakhi festival held last weekend in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central

Thousands of Sikhs are expected to gather in Birmingham today to celebrate one of the most important dates on their calendar.

The festival is taking place in Handsworth Park, there will be live music, entertainment, Indian food and craft stalls.

The parade traditionally symbolises the harvest festival in the Punjab.

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