Stunning photos capture Leeds Vaisakhi Sikh festival

The streets of Leeds were awash with colour on Saturday as Sikh New Year was celebrated.

Saturday, 20th April 2019, 3:24 pm
Updated Saturday, 20th April 2019, 3:59 pm
Sikh men wearing traditional clothes to celebrate Vaisakhi in Leeds

The Vaisakhi festival saw a parade weave through the streets from Chapeltown to Millenium Square followed by a gathering in the city centre.

Sikh men carrying ceremonial swords for the Vaisakh event in Leeds.
Thousands turned out to watch the parade from Chapetown to Leeds city centre

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Crowds parading through the streets for Vaisakhi in Leeds
Many people wore brightly coloured traditional dress for the occasion
Singh is a name used by all baptized male Sikhs
As part of the celebrations people visited Gurdwaras on the route
The streets were a sea of colour for the festival
Thousands of people made their way from Chapeltown to Leeds city centre
Women watching on as the Vaisakh celebrations took place