The Sikh Vaisakhi Festival in Gravesend (12/04/2008)

Vaisakhi is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar. It is the Sikh New Year festival and also commemorates 1699, the year Sikhism was born as a collective faith. The festival is marked with processions through the streets, which form an important part of Sikh culture and religious celebrations.

The procession started at the Gurdwaras, the Sikh place of worship, in Clarence Place, and made its way through the streets to the new Gurdwaras, which has not yet been completed.