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Sikhs in the Square – Viasakhi Celebrations
Sunday 14th April
Forest Recreation Ground to Old Market Square
Join Nottingham’s Sikh community in this auspicious year, celebrating the 550th birth anniversary of their founder, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. During Vaisakhi, colourful processions called Nagar Kirtans take place around the world. Vaisakhi celebrations are open to all communities. All are welcome to take part in the procession or alternatively, to join the celebrations in the Old Market Square. In line with the Sikh Principles, langar (free food) will be available to all in attendance. For Sikhs, Vaisakhi marks their New Year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa Panth in 1699 by their 10th Guru, Guru Gobind Singh and since then, the Khalsa panth has been a way of life for the Sikhs. It is also a spring harvest festival. 9am – 4pm with the parade commencing at 11am.
- 14 April