How to Celebrate Vaisakhi in Vancouver

Surrey Vaisakhi Parade. Photo: Discover Surrey/Aziz Dhamani @azizdhamani

Vaisakhi, also known as Sikh New Year, is a chance for the entire community to enjoy a parade with music, performances, and free food and drink. Everyone is welcome at this colourful celebration.

Sikh Culture in Vancouver

Sikhism is an Indian religion that originates in the Punjab region of India. Canada has the second largest population of Sikhs in the world (after India) and their history in Vancouver stretches back over 100 years. Today there are an estimated 222,000 Sikhs in Greater Vancouver, forming about 8.5% of the region’s population.

The Sikh influence can be felt throughout the region with lots

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