Vaisakhi celebrations have been taking place in Southampton and Gravesend. It's the holiest day in the Sikh calendar.Read the full story ›
Thousands have attended Sikh Vaisakhi celebrations in Gravesend.
Martial arts demonstrations, prayers and dance took place at the town's Gurdwara followed by a packed procession through the streets, ending at the Civic Centre.
We spoke to Manpreet Singh Dhaliwal and Manchandan Kaur Sandhu from the Gurdwara.
Thousands of people turned out in Gravesend to mark the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi.
We speak to some of those who joined the procession including:
Cllr Gurjit Kaur Bains, Gravesham council; Gurvinder Sandher from Kent Equality Cohesion Council; Jasbinder Biring, co-organiser and Cllr Samir Jassal, Gravesham council.
Sikhs have been celebrating the 'Spring harvest' festival of Vaisakhi. The religious festival marks the Sikh New Year.Read the full story ›
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Gravesend - to celebrate one of the largest Sikh festivals in the town. They were celebrating Vaisakhi - the holiest day in the Sikh calendar. Andy Dickenson was amongst the festivities at the parade today.
A parade has taken place through the streets of Gravesend to mark the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi. The annual event followed prayers at the Gravesend Gurdwara temple, and speeches.
All members of the local community have been invited to join the celebrations.
"On behalf of the Management Committee I would like to invite all the residents of Gravesham to come and attend the festivities which will be taking place at the Gurdwara and in the Town Centre.
"The Sikh community has a long and proud history here in Gravesham and we appreciate the support of all our partners and the local community in making Vaisakhi such a colorful spectacle."
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.
Thousands of people have paraded through the streets of Reading to celebrate Vaisakhi - the Sikh New Year. It's the most important date in the religion's calendar and a chance for people of all ages to get together. Richard Jones spoke to Gurpal Singh and Simrat Kaur
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.
Thousands of Sikhs are gathering in Reading today to celebrate one of the most important dates on their calendar.
A religious procession will make its way through the streets of East Reading to mark New Year.
It will leave the Newtown temple in Cumberland Road at 10.30am and make its way to the temple in London Road, Earley, arriving at 1.30pm.
Free food will be served through the afternoon and the procession will leave at 2.30pm to make its way back to Cumberland Road.