Happy Vaisakhi

DMU is proud of its diverse multi-faith community and we would like to wish all Sikh and Hindu staff and students a very happy Vaisakhi.

Taking place on Thursday 14 April and celebrated by Sikhs and Hindus around the world, Vaisakhi also known as Baisakhi is a traditional harvest festival and one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar.

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To celebrate, Sikhs visit places of worship called the Gurdwara for a morning ceremony, where people of all faiths are welcome. The Gurdwara is specially decorated for Vaisakhi. Then they have a procession, called the Nagar Kirtan, through the streets with lots of singing.

Sikhs also wear colourful and traditional Indian clothes, usually in shades of orange and blue to represent the colours of Sikhism. The celebration usually ends with a special evening meal with family and friends and the gifting of Indian sweets and money.

Contact DMU's Sikh Faith Advisor

If you have any queries, please contact DMU's Sikh Faith Advisor Harminder Jagdev, you can email him on harminder.jagdev@dmu.ac.uk.

Events across Leicester

This year, there are a number of events taking place across Leicestershire to mark Vaisakhi including  Nagar Kirtan on Sunday 1 May 2022 from 10am to 6pm in Leicester City Centre. There will also be a Family Fun Day – Vaisakhi Mela taking place on Saturday 9 April, 10am – 4pm , at Ramgharia Community Centre, Ulverscroft Road, Leicester, LE4 6BY

Happy Vaisakhi to everyone celebrating from all of us at DMU.

Posted on Thursday 14th April 2022

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