Vaisakhi Parade 2011 Surrey

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Surrey boasts one of the largest Vaisakhi parades in Canada. Expect up to 100,000 spectators on Surrey’s wide streets. Don’t worry, the food never runs out, due to the community’s strong principles of giving.

Vaisakhi is a festival celebrating a day that marks both the New Year/Harvest and the anniversary of one of Sikhism’s most important events, the establishment of Khalsa in 1699.

Sikhism is a faith which believes in equality of all humans no matter caste, creed, or gender. There is one God. Sikhism is a modern religion, with the Guru Granth Sahib (its holy scriptures) containing not only prayers and hymns, but also a wealth of knowledge about the Universe, which some claim is being used by NASA today to figure things out.

Come enjoy the sights, folk dance, history, and food!

When: April 23, 2011
Where: Beginning/Ending 128 Street & 85 Ave (see full route)
Time: All day (floats usually begin route around 10am and return late afternoon)

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