Vaisakhi

Vaisakhi 2019

12:00pm to 5:00pm
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom
Free of charge

Head down to Trafalgar Square to enjoy our Vaisakhi festival, a celebration of Sikh and Punjabi tradition, heritage and culture, commemorating the birth of the Khalsa (the inner core of the Sikh faith) over 300 years ago.

 

With our committed Sikh steering group creating the programme, you can expect authentic community appeal and something for everyone to enjoy, young and old alike.

 

There’ll be fun activities for all, including the chance to wear a turban, do arts and crafts and experience bit of history and culture made theatrical!

 

Learn more about Gatka – catch a demonstration of this unique martial art, developed in India and used to great effect by the Sikh warriors during their rise from a minority group to an empire, which at its height stretched from the borders of Afghanistan to New Delhi.

 

As you enjoy the taste of traditional light bites and Indian tea (offered to visitors as per the tradition of Langar, a free community kitchen in Gurdwaras), learn more about food sustainability and the emergence of Langar at the cooking demo – and take home some easy recipes of commonly cooked dishes.

 

Come Celebrate with us - Happy Vaisakhi!

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