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Thousands turn out for Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade 2017 (PHOTOS)

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Simran Singh Apr 16, 2017 7:00 am 3,998

Saturday’s Vancouver Vaisakhi parade brought celebration to the streets as thousands came out to enjoy one of the most important days for the Sikh community.

Vaisakhi is an important day for Sikhs as it commemorates the birth or establishment of Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Sikh Guru, in 1699.

Khalsa – meaning pure – refers to the baptism ceremony all Sikhs are expected to go through as part of their own personal spiritual evolution.

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South Vancouver’s streets were filled with colour, Punjabi music, and amazing food.

If you missed out on the festivities here are 22 photos of the Vancouver Vaisakhi parade 2017.

On Saturday, April 22, Surrey will be hosting another Vaisakhi parade, which is also the largest celebration outside of India.

Happy Vaisakhi! A free feast for a couple hundred thousand people, just a few blocks from home.

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Party tractor. #Vaisakhi

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My people. Happy Vaisakhi.

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Happy #Vaisakhi!

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Simran Singh
Simran is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She enjoys writing about culture, society, and politics. In her spare time, she drinks too much coffee and listens to a lot of Beyoncé. Have a story idea? Email her: [email protected]

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