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Vaisakhi Festival & Day for Non-Violence

The Sikh Centre in conjunction with Shasta County Interfaith Forum is presenting the Vaisakhi Festival & Day for Non-Violence on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5400 Sikh Centre Drive, Anderson CA.

This important annual, multi-cultural/educational event is free and open to the public and will feature live performances of Sikh Martial Arts (Gate) and music; multicultural dances; demonstrations; turban tying (for men); free Punjabi suits (for ladies); and a Punjabi kitchen with delicious FREE Punjabi food.

A Sikh is a follower a panentheistic religion which originated during the 15th century in the Punjab region of Northwestern Indian subcontinent. Since Sikhs (like many Middle Eastern men) wear turbans and keep beards, some ignorant people in Western countries have mistaken Sikh men for Muslim, Arabic or Afghan men and since the September 11 attacks they have periodically been the victims of hate-crimes.

This is a fun opportunity for members of our community of all ages to learn about and enjoy our peaceful, generous Sikh neighbors.