City Prepares to Celebrate Vaisakhi

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Promises to be a ‘Festival of Fun’

West Park will come alive to the sights and sounds of the annual Vaisakhi Festival this weekend.

 

The Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Wolverhampton together with the Asian community is holding its annual cultural festival in the park on Sunday (4 May, 2014) between 10am and 5pm.

 

It promises entertainment for all the family, from a fun fair and stalls to Bhangra displays and wrestling and karate demonstrations. Prominent Asian musicians and singers will perform live on stage while an exhibition will reveal more about the cultural and historic significance of the festival.

 

There will be speeches by religious leaders and a variety of local organisations will showcase their services, while free food will also be served throughout the day. Entry is free.

 

Beforehand, there will be a parade from the Guru Nanak Satsang Gurdwara on Cannock Road to West Park, starting at 9am.

 

Vaisakhi is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar. It is the Sikh New Year festival, and this year marks the 315th Anniversary of the Creation of the Khalsa Order and making of Saint-Solider by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1699.

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