Sikh food and turban tying

Duration 04:36

Eating food together is important for Sikhs. The food prepared is always vegetarian so that anyone can come and eat together. It is prepared by a host family who may be celebrating a special event, and any food left over is given to charity. One important event is when a boy gets his first turban tied.

First broadcast:
19 November 2007

There are a few examples in this clip demonstrating that Sikhs treat everyone equally and welcome everyone, such as sitting on the floor, both men and women cook the langar, only vegetarian food is provided. Discuss why the children think that Sikhs decide to do this. Can the children think of how everyone at school is treated equally? (wearing school uniform, everyone has playtime together, the opportunity to be rewarded for good behaviour). The children could choose one aspect of Sikh life and one aspect of school life and draw a picture for each, showing how everyone is treated equally.