Happy Vaisakhi Day in Vancouver

Every April, millions of Sikhs world-wide celebrate Vaisakhi Day, a day that marks both the New Year and the anniversary of one of Sikhism’s most important events, the establishment of Khalsa in 1699 with the first Amrit ceremony.

Vancouverites have two Vaisakhi Parades to choose from: the Vancouver Vaisakhi Parade happening on April 14, 2012, which attracts about 50,000 spectators, and the annual Surrey Vaisakhi Parade and Celebration on April 21, 2012, which attracts 80,000 – 200,000, making it one of the largest Vaisakhi parades outside India.

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