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Nagar Kirtans to be held in CA and WA this weekend

"Thousands walk in Renton’s Khalsa Day parade. Sikh men, and some women, wear turbans as one of five external articles of faith called the five Kakars. Women also wear long headscarves called dupattas at religious ceremonies to show respect." (source: Erika Schultz)

“Thousands walk in Renton’s Khalsa Day parade. Sikh men, and some women, wear turbans as one of five external articles of faith called the five Kakars. Women also wear long headscarves called dupattas at religious ceremonies to show respect.” (source: Erika Schultz)

Tomorrow, two Nagar Kirtans (religious processions) will be taking place in Redding, California, and in Renton, Washington, to commemorate Vaisakhi, one of the most significant dates on the Sikh calendar. In Renton, exhibits featuring historic Sikh artifacts will also be available for viewing:

  • The Sikh Military Heritage Exhibit
  • The Sacred Words: An Exhibit of the Sikh Written Word
  • The Sikh Community: Over a Hundred Years in the Pacific Northwest

Officially on April 14, Vaisakhi celebrations have been taking place across the United States over the past month.

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