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Baisakhi is one of the world’s most prominent festivals. Celebrated by members of the Sikh community, it is a spring harvest festival which also commemorates the formation of the Khalsa panth under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. While Baisakhi celebrations in Punjab are the envy of the world, Punjabis in several other parts of the globe celebrate Baisakhi with great fervor. The United Kingdom, which is home to a large number of Sikhs, hosts some of the most happening Baisakhi celebrations. Vaisakhi 2017 celebration in UK too promise to be grand and colorful like every other year. Also Read - Coronavirus in Gujarat: 14-month-old Toddler Dies of COVID-19 in Jamnagar
Baisakhi 2017 falls on April 13 but public events celebrating Vaisakhi in UK can vary in date. The celebrations are often held on weekends near the actual Baisakhi date. Vaisakhi 2017 celebrations have already kick-started in the UK. Southall residents celebrated Baisakhi 2017 on April 9. Huge crowds gathering to watch the annual Vaisakhi parade, which started and ended at the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall Gurdwara on Havelock Road. The event was also graced by the presence of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. CHECK OUT Baisakhi 2017: Best places to witness Baisakhi festival celebration in India Also Read - New York Leads Coronavirus Death Toll With 731 Fatalties in 24 Hours
In London, the Baisakhi celebrations are returning to Trafalgar square this year after two years at City Hall and More London Riverside.To be held on Saturday, April 29, the Baisakhi 2017 celebration in London will be free for everyone to attend. The live performances, kirtans, turban-tying event, food service and children’s activities will be held between 12 pm to 6 pm at Trafalgar Square in Westminster.
In Birmingham, the Vaisakhi celebrations are set to be held on Sunday, April 30. NOW SEE Baisakhi 2017: Baisakhi fairs and what happens in them
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