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
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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.

First Published: Apr 28, 2018 23:04 IST