Vaisakhi is the day on which just over 304 years ago the Sikh Nation - the Khalsa (The Pure Ones) was born and Sikhs were given a clear identity and a code of conduct to live by. The event was led by the last living Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who baptised the first Sikhs using sweet nectar called Amrit. Around the world at Vaisakhi time, Sikhs reflect on the values taught to them by their Gurus and celebrate the birth of the Khalsa.

There are several Gurdwaras in Southampton, which has a large Sikh population. The various Gurdwaras join together to parade through the city to from Gurdwara to Gurdwara in a celebration of noise and colour.

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