Here’s why there’s free food at Vaisakhi 2019 parades

Apr 9 2019, 6:13 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.

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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.

Here’s where to find delicious free eats made with purpose during Vaisakhi 2019.

Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade 2019

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When: April 13 from 11 am to 5 pm

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

Surrey Vaisakhi Parade 2019

 

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When: April 20 from 9:30 am to 4 pm

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

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