Over 500,000 Attend Surrey Vaisakhi Parade & Festival

 

This years Surrey Vaisakhi Parade & Festival also known as the Surrey Khalsa Day Parade brought in a crowd of over 500,000 making it one of the largest event in the world – Outside of Punjab. Many people flew in from outside of Canada to attend the Parade & Festival.

Vaisakhi is a Holy Day that celebrates the birth of Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Sikh Guru, in 1699.

Many families, businesses, and volunteers set up tents and offered free meals to the community which is the act of Seva and langar, the two main aspects of the Sikh religion.

The 2019 parade included 20 organizations and 2,500 participants. Some of the organizations that participated are:

 

The Sikh Riders

 

Gatka Demonstration

 

Parshaad

 

CHANNEL Punjab

 

Guru Granth Sahib

 

Har Jus Kirtan

 

Kirtan Float

 

Khalsa School

 

Sikh Army Float

 

Khalsa Float

 

Mamta Foundation

 

Sikh Human Rights Float

 

TransLink

 

Surrey Food Bank

 

Surrey Motorcycle Club

 

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