The Sikh festival of Vaisakhi has been celebrated across our region. Signalling the start of the Sikh New Year, 5,000 people took part in a procession in Gravesend. Roads in the town centre were closed, allowing the procession to pass.
Five thousand people met in Gravesend to watch the Nagar Kirtan procession. It celebrates the founding of the sikh faith and the holy book is placed on a float, heading a procession through the town. The town has one of the most established Sikh communities in the country.
An estimated 5,000 people are celebrating the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi in Gravesend, Kent. The two-hour street procession set off from the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara at 1130. It commemorates the birth of Sikhism. It is also the Sikh New Year festival.