Leave it to Vancouver (and neighbouring Surrey) to host what’s perhaps the largest Vaisakhi parades outside of India. Millions of Sikhs worldwide celebrate Vaisakhi on April 14 – perhaps the most day on the Sikh calendar – which marks the establishment of the Khalsa in 1699.
Vancouver’s Vaisakhi Parade is expected to attract 50,000 while Surrey expects between 80,000 – 200,000. The events includes not just a parade but also floats, live music, rides and free food.
And what percentage of Americans would scratch their head and give you a blank stare if asked if they knew anything about Sikhism?
image via Vancouver Sun
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