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Festivals The Story of Vaisakhi - a Documentory by BBC

Discussion in 'History of Sikhism' started by Admin Singh, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Admin Singh

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    Jun 1, 2004
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    In April 2011, cities across the UK hosted huge, colorful and joyous parades as Britain's Sikh community marked the festival of Vaisakhi.

    This programme by BBC explored the rituals through which the festival is celebrated today, and examines how Vaisakhi's themes - tolerance, equality, humility, dignity and an active concern for others - impact the daily lives of Sikhs.

    With contributions from a number of eminent Sikh historians and religious experts, this film provided an entertaining, informative and highly accessible introduction to the Sikh religion's annual festival.

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  3. Chaan Pardesi

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    Indeed, It appears Sikhs have taken a greater interest in their religion and identity this year than at any other tiime since 1984, when a flood of saffron turbans flooded the English cities and towns with sizable populations.

    Why?There are a number of interesting factors.....
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  4. Seeker9

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    Just watched it...great programme..thanks for posting. Some of the archive footage from the 60s was really interesting as well. My father came over then
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