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  • proper n. The Sikh new year festival.


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  • That year, like they had done in years past, Sikhs from all over India converged on the town of Anandpur, or Blissful City, to celebrate Vaisakhi, an ancient springtime harvest festival, and to mark the beginning of a New Year -- generally conforming to mid-April.

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  • And so it was that on that memorable Vaisakhi day in 1699, the 80,000 or so Sikhs who had assembled in Anandpur, had darsan of Guru Gobind Singh.

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  • But perhaps the sharpest image, one that conveys Guru Gobind Singh's crowning achievement, is that of the Vaisakhi of 1699.

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  • Bhangra music gigs multiplied across the UK until they were dime a dozen every night of the week; Bollywood film screenings sprang up everywhere; Asian students started celebrating religious and cultural festivals like Diwali, Eid and Vaisakhi and dressing in elaborate Indian suits.

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  • The BBC are continuing their attacks on Boris Johnson, today this piece notes his presence at the Sikh New Year festival, Vaisakhi, in Trafalgar Square.

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  • Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh, a Canadian of Sikh extraction, was called a "blood traitor" who should be killed after he was interviewed in both The Vancouver Sun and in a CBC documentary about violent imagery in the 2007 Vaisakhi parade in Surrey, B.C.

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  • This parade is one of the largest Vaisakhi parades outside India.

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  • Sikhs at a Surrey temple pray before their holy book is brought out at the start of Vaisakhi parade.

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  • KUALA LUMPUR: DAP national chairman Karpal Singh has today called on the Penang and Selangor state governments to declare April 14 as a state holiday in conjunction with the Vaisakhi celebration.

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