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New York to host tribute to Sikh culture

The gathering of thousands of ethnic Sikhs, officially called a “meditation celebration” will be held on Saturday afternoon local time (around midnight in India).

world Updated: Apr 28, 2018 23:04 IST
Sikhs tie turbans to mark the ‘Turban Day’ celebrations at the Times Square in New York.
Sikhs tie turbans to mark the ‘Turban Day’ celebrations at the Times Square in New York.(Representative Image/File Photo)

New York is hosting a tribute to Sikh culture in America, with a parade down the prime Madison Avenue capped by a sea of turbans.

The gathering of thousands of ethnic Sikhs, officially called a “meditation celebration” will be held on Saturday afternoon local time (around midnight in India).

But it’s mostly a boisterous walk to live music, with participants wearing the stylish, multi-coloured clothing of their culture. On the sidelines of the annual event, vendors offer homemade Indian food.

The Manhattan parade starts at 1 pm on Madison Avenue and East 26th Street and proceeds down to East 26th Street until 4 pm.