Here’s why there’s free food at Vaisakhi 2018 parades

Apr 11 2018, 11:59 pm

If you’ve ever attended a Vaisakhi parade you know that food is a big part of the festivities.

Every year, hundreds of families cook up delectable Indian cuisine and give away free food along the parade routes. For these families, spending hours stuffing samosas and frying up pakoras is a labour of love. The act is a form of sewa, a word meaning selfless service, and it is a fundamental principle of the Sikh religion.

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Here’s where to find delicious free eats made with purpose during Vaisakhi 2018.

Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade

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When: Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 11 am to 5 pm

Where: Starts at Ross Street Sikh  Temple – 8000 Ross Street, Vancouver

Surrey Vaisakhi Parade 2018

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 8 am to 6 pm

Where: Starts at Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple – 12885 85th Avenue, Surrey

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