Thousands of Sikhs in Leeds hit the streets for Vaisakhi

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AROUND 1,000 Sikhs took to the streets in a traditional procession through the city in celebration of Vaisakhi.

Vaisakhi is one of the holiest days in the Sikh calendar and marks the birth of the Khalsa.

Vaisakhi celebrations in Leeds.

Vaisakhi celebrations in Leeds.

The celebrations have been held across Britain for the past 40 years.

The Leeds event was organised by the Chapeltown Gurdwara and included Sikh martial arts displays and hymn singing.

People from all backgrounds were invited to take part in the procession on Saturday, April 11.

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