Every April, millions of Sikhs around the world celebrate Vaisakhi Day.

This is an important event for Sikhs in order to celebrate both the New Year and the anniversary. The event was established in Khalsa in 1699 with the first Amrit ceremony.

毎年4月は世界中のSikhs(シーク教徒)がVaisakhi (バイサキ)Dayを祝福します。

Vaisakhi Dayはインドのシーク教徒にとっては主流派のカルサ教団設立の記念日、ヒンドゥー教徒にとっても新年にあたるので、多くのインド人がお祝いをします。

 

Here in Vancouver, we do have the festivals and a Vaisakhi Parade in Surrey on April 20th.

The Surrey Vaisakhi Parade is an annual event around the third week of April each year. It’s a Sikh cultural celebration and one of the Lower Mainland’s largest festival events.

バンクーバーでは4月の20日(土)に、Surreyで大きなお祭りとパレードがあります。毎年4月の3週目に実施されている恒例イベントで、Lower Mainlandで行われている大きなお祭りの一部なんだそうです。

 

The parade route begins and finishes at 12885 85th Avenue, at Surrey’s Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple at 9 am or 9:30 am (to be determined)

From the temple the procession heads south along 128th Street, then west at the BC Hydro (Newton) Railway line and then along 8oth Avenue. From there it heads south down 124th Street, west via 75th and 76th Avenues, and then back up 128th Street to the Temple.

パレードは9時か9時半頃に12885 85th Avenue, at Surrey’s Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Templeからスタートし、戻ってきます。

 

What can you see in this Parade?

A 60-member Sikh marching band playing classic instruments from the Punjab.

The Canadian Armed Forces

The Parshaad (Sikh Food Offering) where volunteers from the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple distribute sweets to people on the street.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, which is a float that carries holy Sikh scriptures.

The Sikh Motorcycle Club

Besides the parade, you can also enjoy traditional food, culture and more.

パレードではマーチングバンドの演奏を楽しんだり、インドの伝統料理を頂いたり、様々な催しを見たり体験したりできます♪