29/04/2012 | West Park
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Vaisakhi Festival 2012Sunday 29th AprilWest Park, Wolverhampton
The Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Wolverhampton together with the Asian community is holding their annual cultural festival on Sunday April 29th in West Park. This event is held to bring allcommunities in Wolverhampton and neighbouring towns together to increase their understanding of the Sikh faith, the Sikh way of life and to show people how this religion has faired since the inception of the Khalsa brotherhood around three hundred years ago. In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, at a gathering at Anandpur Sahib, in India laid out ground rules for the religion, in order to establish a formal identity for the religion and its people. The Sikh religion has suffered a lot of turmoil since 1699 with controversy over its identity. The aim of this event is to bring all communities whether they are opposing or united, together to celebrate this historic event. There will be an open air festival at West Park from 11am till 5pm, including the following:
a) Entertainment for all the family (fun fair and stalls etc.). b) Speeches by MEP's, MP's, Council leaders and various religious leaders. c) Gatka, wrestling, and karate displays. d) Bhangra displays. e) Local and National Prominent Asian Musicians and Singers will display their talent during the Stage Show. f) Cultural and historic exhibition. g) A distinctive feature of the show, a City marquee, where governmental and public bodies will display their services.h) Free Food, a distinctive feature of the Sikh Religion, will be served through out the day.i) Everybody, irrespective of age, colour and background is invited. Admission is free. We reserve the right to change any of the following details without notice. Correct as at 06/02/2012.