The Vaisakhi open air celebration is a not-for-profit community gathering to mark the religious event, celebrated in Birmingham: the most cosmopolitan and vibrant city in Europe. A cornerstone of Birmingham success has been that of its citizens celebrating their heritage together.
The Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Birmingham organises a Nagar Kirtan (holy street procession) and a community celebration in Handsworth Park, Birmingham to celebrate Vaisakhi. This year the open air celebrations will take place on Sunday 30th April 2017.
This year’s celebrations will be extended by an additional ‘Simran in the Park‘ – this will be held on Friday 28 April & Saturday 29 April… 2 days before the Nagar Kirtan! You can find further information about this here.
There are two processions leading members of the Sikh community to the park.
The Birmingham procession gathers at the Gurdwara Ramgarhia Sikh Temple in Hockley at 9:30am, leaving at 11.30am and travelling along Vyse Street, Hockley Flyover, Soho Hill, Soho Road and Grove Lane into Handsworth Park, arriving there at 1pm.
The Sandwell procession gathers at the Gurudwara Baba Sang in Smethwick at 9am, leaving at 11am and travelling along High Street, Toll House Way, Rabone Lane, Booth Street, Soho Road, Rookery Road, Oxhil Road and Grove Lane into Handsworth Park, arriving there at 2pm.
The event is being organised by the Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Birmingham. You can find further information about the organisation here.
Further information will be added as it becomes available. Alternatively, you can visit the website for regular updates and further information.