SUNNY skies brought another year of record crowds to the 2018 Surrey Vaisakhi Parade, with close to 500,000 guests of all cultures and religions who came together to celebrate a peaceful, family-oriented day full of performances, live music, and decorative floats. This is the 20th year of this important event, the largest Vaisakhi parade in the world.
This year’s procession featured 19 floats representing local Sikh schools, community groups, humanitarian organizations, as well as the most important float in the procession that carries the Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh Holy Scriptures).
As always, the festivities were volunteer-driven and exemplify the pride and enthusiasm of the Sikh community in sharing their rich culture and history. And as always, the festivities were free and open to all.
All photos by SUKHWANT SINGH DHILLON