Thousands observe Sikh holy day

Vaisakhi
Onlookers watch the procession in Gravesend Credit: ITV Meridian

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.

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Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi festival

An estimated 5,000 people are celebrating the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi in Gravesend, Kent.