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Gravesend prepares for Saturday’s Vaisakhi celebrations

PUBLISHED: 16:17 14 April 2016 | UPDATED: 16:17 14 April 2016

The 2015 Vaisakhi parade in Gravesend                Pictures: Sarah Knight / Cohesion Plus

The 2015 Vaisakhi parade in Gravesend Pictures: Sarah Knight / Cohesion Plus

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Town’s streets to be filled with colour and music for Sikh festival

The Vaisahki parade.                          Pictures: Sarah Knight / Cohesion PlusThe Vaisahki parade. Pictures: Sarah Knight / Cohesion Plus

Gravesend will become a sea of colour this weekend as the town holds its Vaisakhi celebrations.

With thousands expected to take part, the parade on Saturday starts at the Gurdwara in Saddington Street and makes its way through the streets of the town and back.

The festival marks the start of the New Year in the Nanakshahi solar calendar and celebrates the Sikh religious faith.

The parade, that was last year joined by prime minister David cCameron and his wife Samantha, is famous for its dancing, singing, music, wearing of brightly-coloured festive clothes and religious praise.

The celebration is due to start at 11.30 and continue to 3pm.

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