Gravesend prepares for Saturday’s Vaisakhi celebrations
PUBLISHED: 16:17 14 April 2016 | UPDATED: 16:17 14 April 2016
Town’s streets to be filled with colour and music for Sikh festival
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.