Vibrant parade as Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi in Leeds

Sikhs with ceremonial swords Credit: ITV news

Hundreds of Sikhs have made their way through Leeds for the harvest festival marking Punjabi new year.

Colourful Sikh parade Credit: ITV News

Vaisakhi is one of the three festivals chosen by Guru Amar Das to be celebrated by Sikhs (the others being Maghi and Diwali.) Celebrations mark the founding of the Sikh community known as the Khalsa, created on the 14th April 1699.

Parade makes its way through Leeds Credit: ITV News
Vaisakhi floats in Leeds Credit: ITV News