In pictures: Thousands of Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi in Newham

Thousands of Sikh workshippers take Romford Road to celebrate Vaisakhi.

Thousands of Sikh workshippers take Romford Road to celebrate Vaisakhi. - Credit: Archant

Around 11,000 worshippers flooded the streets of Newham to celebrate the Sikh march for Vaisakhi on Sunday.

There was even some sunshine beaming down on the occasion as thousands turned out for the Indian festival originating in the Punjab region.

Vaisakhi is the holiest day of the year for over 20m Sikhs worldwide as it commemorates the birth of their religion and the harvest festival.

The procession, stretching from Green Street all the way down to Romford Road, was very colourful with drums and music while food and drink was given out for free, as the custom within Sikhism.

Click on the link on the right hand side bar to view a picture gallery of the festival.


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