Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year is the holiest day of the calendar for twenty million Sikhs worldwide.
Today across the South and South east, celebrations will be held.
In Reading, 2000 Sikhs will attend their annual parade.
Celebrations are taking place across the region to mark the birth of the Sikh religion.
Vaisakhi also celebrates the beginning of the Sikh New Year.
John Ryall reports from Gravesend in Kent - home of one of the biggest Sikh temples in Europe.
Celebrations will take place across the south east - this weekend to mark the birth of the Sikh religion.
Vaisakhi also celebrates the beginning of the Sikh New Year. Each year hundreds of people take part in parades on the most important day of their calendar.
The biggest ones will centre on the Gurdwara at Gravesend - one of the biggest Sikh temples in Europe.
After several decades of asking, planning permission has finally been granted for a permanent Sikh temple in Oxford. The city council ordered the community to stop using a three-bedroom house as a place of worship. Now there will be a permanent temple in London Road, Headington.
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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 gathered in Gravesend today to celebrate the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi.Read the full story ›
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.