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Sikhs mark Vaisakhi festival with annual procession

The Sikh community in Gravesend have made a procession through the streets of the town to mark the religious festival of Vaisakhi.

People from all sections of the local area have been invited to take part in the annual event and the celebrations including a funfair.

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Worshippers arrive to celebrate Sikh festival of Vaisakhi

People arriving at Gurdwara in Gravesend Credit: Andy Dickenson

The Sikh community in Gravesend have been arriving at the Gurdwara temple in Gravesham ahead of celebrations to mark their holy festival of Vaisakhi. Hundreds of people will parade through the streets.

Vaisakhi originates from the harvest festival in the Punjab region of India. It also marks establishment of the Sikh community - known as the Khalsa.

The temple is at the centre of today's celebrations
New arrivals ahead of Vaisakhi celebrations

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