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Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square

Performers on stage at Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square
Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square. Image courtesy of Greater London Authority
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Celebrate the Sikh festival with free performances and cultural activities in central London.


Discover Sikh and Punjabi culture, tradition and heritage at the Vaisakhi Festival in Trafalgar Square.

One of the most important events in the Sikh calendar, Vaisakhi is celebrated on 13 April (occasionally 14 April) each year by more than 20 million Sikhs around the world. It was on this day in 1699 that the Khalsa order was established by Guru Gobind Singh.

The annual London festival has been celebrated by more than 30,000 people in recent years and marks the start of the Sikh New Year.

You can enjoy free live music performances, see works by Sikh artists, try out gatka, and tuck into some free light bites in Trafalgar Square.

You’ll also find lots of family activities, including arts, crafts and turban tying at this cultural event which is open to everyone.

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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square
+44 (0)207 983 4000

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