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Sikhs gather in Doncaster to celebrate Vaisakhi

Sikhs in Doncaster
Image caption The colourful display includes hymn singing and handouts of free food

More than 500 Sikhs from across Yorkshire have gathered in Doncaster to celebrate the festival of Vaisakhi.

It is the most celebrated event in the calendar for about 400,000 Sikhs in the UK.

The celebration, in the form of a religious procession known as a nagar kirtan, paraded through the town.

The colourful display includes hymn singing, martial-arts displays and handouts of free food and showcases the religion to the wider community.

Image caption It is the Sikh's most celebrated event in the calendar
Image caption The religious procession is known as a nagar kirtan

The procession finished at the Gurdwara on Catherine Street after going along Roberts Road and Baxtergate.

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