Abbotsford Nagar Kirtan procession celebrates anniversary of Sikh holy text

A religious procession, known as the Nagar Kiratan, will make its way down the streets of Abbotsford this Sunday to honour the anniversary of the opening of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the sacred text of the Sikh religion. 

For Parks Canada historian Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, the event has become an annual tradition she looks forward to sharing with her family. 

“There is this excitement that always comes up,” Sandhra said. “Like my boys were asking me two weeks ago, are we going to go to the Nagar Kirtan and their friends are asking them — their friends who aren’t even Sikh.”

She says the event is the biggest Sikh celebration in

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