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Picture of the Day: Sikhs in Utah celebrate Vaisakhi

Five young Sikhs, representing the first five initiated members of the Khalsa in 1699, sing during Vaisakhi celebrations at the Sikh Temple of Utah yesterday. (source: Deseret News)

Five young Sikhs, representing the first five initiated members of the Khalsa in 1699, sing during Vaisakhi celebrations at the Sikh Temple of Utah yesterday. (source: Deseret News)

Yesterday, the Sikh community in Salt Lake City, Utah, celebrated Vaisakhi (one of the most significant celebrations on the Sikh calendar) at the Sikh Temple of Utah:

“It was very touching thing for me. When I was his age, we were too busy struggling to survive (in India),” [Pritpal] Tib said. “Here in America, we have enough funds and we have enough time to do that for our son so he can take part in the religion.”

Read more at the Deseret News.

Also, The Herald provides a report and more photos about last week’s first-ever Vaisakhi celebration in Bothell, Washington, which can be viewed here.

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