WINDSOR, Ontario: The Sikh Community of Windsor led by Sikh Cultural Society of Metropolitan Windsor will be organizing the Annual Vaisakhi – Khalsa Day Celebration & Parade on Sunday, May 20 at Riverfront Festival Plaza, Windsor.
Opening Ceremonies: 10 a.m.
Nagar Kirtan Parade: 11 a.m.
Closing Ceremonies: 1-3 p.m.
The annual Vaisakhi Khalsa Day Parade is organized every year to celebrate Sikhism’s formalization as Khalsa Community and five articles of faith. It is a celebration of coming together to pray for the well-being of all humanity through a Nagar Kirtan (nagar means town and kirtan means singing divine hymns from Guru Granth Sahib, the scriptural canon of Sikhs).
It is estimated that about 2,500 people will take part in this parade. The event will include colourful floats, exhibition of Sikh values, history, lifestyle, music and demonstration of martial arts.
Free food, drinks and other refreshments will be served from stationary points as well as from other floats and vehicles.
All are invited to attend this open public celebration.
Annual Khalsa Day Celebration will be staged at Riverfront Festival Plaza and at 11-11:15 a.m., the Nagar Kirtan Parade (Sikh Procession) will
· begin and proceed from Riverfront Festival Plaza to Glengarry Avenue
· then, travel west bound on Riverside Drive East to Church Street
· then, south on Church Street to Pitt Street
· then, go east on Pitt Street to Ferry Street
· then, move north on Ferry Street to Riverside Drive West
· then, take east bound on Riverside Drive West to Glengarry Avenue, and
· then advance north on Glengarry Avenue back to Riverfront Festival Plaza