Vaisakhi Festival 2014 in Trafalgar Square

Each year, thousands of Sikhs and Punjabis descend on the Trafalgar Square to wish each other ‘Vaisakhi Diyan Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyan’ and celebrate the Sikh New Year. The Vaisakhi Festival of 2014 is imminent and, as usual, London’s Sikh community is all set to celebrate it in style. The event is really a vista to consider with traditional and modern Asian music, dancing and a variety of exotic gastronomic delights on offer. Prayers, Shabad Kirtin, Bhangra, and Raising of the Nishan Sahib flag are just a few things that will make this religious celebration a huge event.

The event holds a great importance for the Sikh community because of the collective fact that on this day, Guru Gobind Singh initiated the foundation of the Panth Khalsa. In the last years, crowds of over 30,000 devotees have attended the celebrations, which usually end with a prayer for the well-being of the entire humanity. Everyone is welcome to take part in this traditional Sikh occasion, supporting friendship, community, and mutual respect. Besides, the Mayor of London also attends this procession on the Trafalgar Square. Here is some of the quick information about the festival.

Event: Vaisakhi Festival 2014

Venue:Trafalgar Square, Central London, Westminster, London WC2N 5DS 

Dates: 4th May 2014

Nearest Tube Station: Charing Cross Station

Nearby Car Parks: Q-Park Trafalgar and St Martins Lane NCP

Best Accommodations near the Trafalgar Square

Whether you are coming from the northern Indian subcontinent or any other corner of the world, London welcomes you with its surprising hospitable aura. To attend the Vaisakhi festival, it is suggested to book your lodgings close to the Trafalgar Square. This way, you would keep yourself in touch with a vibrant and exciting afternoon of Asian music, dancing and a range of exotic culinary delights.

Highlights of the Vaisakhi Festival

  • An opportunity to watch modern and traditional Asian music, dance, and DJ sets
  • Pioneers of British Bhangra like Juggy D, The Phat Kat Koalition, and Heera will take part in the procession
  • An array of fun activities for kids such as arts and crafts, henna artists, and face painting
  • Chance to taste an authentic range of vegetarian food that is arranged by the community

To get more details on Vaisakhi Festival 2014 in London, you can call upon 020 7983 4750 or visit the London’s official website
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