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New York City Sikhs to hold Nagar Kirtan next Saturday, April 21

Five Sikh women representing the Panj Pyare (Five Beloved Ones) march in a previous year's Nagar Kirtan in New York City (photo: about.com)

Five Sikh women representing the Panj Pyare (Five Beloved Ones) march in a previous year's Nagar Kirtan in New York City (photo: about.com)

In celebration of Vaisakhi, Sikhs in New York City will be holding a Nagar Kirtan on Saturday, April 21:

New York City will celebrate the occasion of Vaisakhi as part of the Sikh Day Parade on Saturday, April 21. The parade will begin at 1 p.m., leaving from 39th St and Madison Avenue, proceeding downtown to 24th St at Madison Square Park where there will be a langar with free food in keeping with the spirit of Sikh hospitality. Please do go to the festival and enjoy the day among a group of people who know how to have fun and share in the truest spirit of giving.

The full article from which this notice came was posted on the Huffington Post, which discusses the Jallianwale Bagh massacre on this day in 1919 when British soldiers massacred over a thousand unarmed protestors in Amritsar, India. It was a pivotal event in India’s independence movement.  The article is a worthy read.

Also, additional pictures and a summation of last weekend’s Nagar Kirtan in Los Angeles, California is available on the IndiaWest website.

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