The creation of an order of Sikhism will be celebrated locally next month.
The 7th Annual Khalsa Day Parade is scheduled for Sunday, April 17 at the Burlington Sikh Temple, 2284 Queensway Dr .
The event is hosted each year to celebrate Vaisakhi as well as the founding of the Sikh community.
The event is from 1:30-4 p.m. with the parade starting at 2 p.m. at the temple and finishing there.
Vegetarian snacks, lunch and dinner will be served at the event. Items will be accepted for the food bank.
Hymns will be sung for peace and harmony for all.
Traditionally a harvest festival, Vaisakhi celebrates the spring day in 1699 when Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru, created the order of the Khalsa.
The Khalsa is a community of “pure” and devout Sikhs who wear visible symbols of their faith.
“The purpose of the parade is to unite the community to promote peace among persons from all religions, cultures and creeds. There has been much turbulence resulting from different religions and varying degrees of observance throughout the world, which is very unfortunate,” states a press release from the Burlington Sikh Temple.